In March 2013, after aimlessly searching for a high waist swimsuit that masked her abdominal imperfections from child bearing, Altrichia “A.Lekay” Wilcox took matters into her own hands and designed her very own swimsuit. Her design was brought to life and to her surprise, her very own business, Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear, was born. Within just 2 years her luxury and high end swimwear has featured in fashion’s most anticipated event: New York Fashion Week and Miami International Fashion Week. She’s been featured in a plethora of media outlets with her designs gracing the July cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine adoring the Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj.
Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear is much more than a luxury brand, it is a lifestyle. Her mantra is “There are infinite possibilities to those who are determined” and she has assisted corporate partners like AARP, Verizon, Essence Magazine and Maybelline NY in the fulfillment of their shared visions to empower women to live life fiercely and fearlessly.
A.Lekay continues to inspire and impact those around her. As a fearless entrepreneur, best-selling author, fashion designer, community leader and servant, A.Lekay never hesitates to lend a helping hand. A.Lekay continues to lead the charge by mentoring teen moms to be their very best selves and last month she was honored as a Rolling Out SHERO Grant Award winner, which was sponsored by LOWES.