I will be hosting a panel entitled “Dukes Inspire Kings” presented by HyLo Boutiques on March 8th, from 8 to 10pm at the Apple Store on Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pa. Along with Sean Olubodun, founder of Duke & Winston we will be discussing how technology has played a significant role in the building of our brands within today’s ever evolving fashion industry. Both moguls will chat on our rise, struggle, and leads into successful branding opportunities. This is one fashion forward event you won’t want to forgo!
Using the hashtag on twitter #DukesInspireKings tell @hyloboutiques and @Curran_J what you would like to know about Kings Rule Together and myself.
“Kings Ruling together” – Young King
I recently teamed up with a great friend of mine Michael Reynolds, to do a style project for Osrick Ingredients Cricket. Osrick Ingredients Cricket is a menswear line that offers cutting edge men’s cricket inspired clothing, such as t-shirts, knit vests, cricket pique shirts, cricket sport coats, Oxford shirts, trousers, and other sport inspired apparel products.
The video was shot by Juan Ortiz of Redd Pen Media, it captures behind the scenes footage from the shoot. I love what I do and this day was no different, it was filled with a lot of hard work and excitement. I styled along side with Rodney Jon (MUA), Vincent sawyer (His Exclusively) and Pixtions (Photography). Check out the video. - K.R.T.
I’m always looking for stylish people to shoot on the street, some areas are more abundant with style then others. There have been days when I went out looking for people to shoot and didn’t find anybody. So when the opportunity presented itself after my interview with Marcus Troy “hint” it was much appreciated due to the fact that some of the most stylish people in the world were in one place. Check out these cool guys I had the pleasure of photographing at Project Las Vegas.- K.R.T.
“GQ.com loves the Young King”
Its always an honor to be photographed by Tommy Ton for GQ.com. This was my fourth time being on the top men’s fashion site. This time I was next to a fellow blogger friend Steven of ostentationandstyle. I really like how we look cohesive but with two different type of styles. Check out more Street Style shots on GQ HERE. – K.R.T.
I get this question every day, “Are those prescription glasses or are they just for fun.” This initiative from Toms Eyewear is very dear to me. I realized how important my vision is to my craft and rarely do I think about how many people dont have the means to correct their vision . So my answer is, yes these are prescription. – K.R.T.
Many may know Nick Wooster as the stylish man blazing the streets with his defined look being constantly photographed by renowned photographers such as The Sartorialist or even Karl Guerre. His all american masculine look has made him into a men fashion icon. Many may know of that but most may not know his contribution to the fashion industry in a whole.
Now that I am paying more attention to women’s fashion, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of fur being worn during my time at Fashion Week. While some say “fashion is pain,” these women kept warm while looking cool in the harsh New York City weather. The most amazing thing about seeing this trend so often during my visit, was that it wasn’t overwhelming– as most trends can be. Each person expressed themselves individually, making fur look more like a wardrobe staple than a trend. - K.R.T.
Day two of New York Fashion week I focused more on the details of menswear. If you pay attention to each one of the shots I captured, you will see its not always about the entire ensemble but the little elements you bring fourth to make a complete outfit. Check out more Photos after the jump. – K.R.T.
This is the first time I ever put woman’s street style on K.R.T. Its hard not to take note of the many stylish women in attendance during this fashion packed week. Last season many more women stood out to me fashion wise. Ever since, I told myself I would focus more on women’s street style and introduce my audience to my view on women’s fashion from the eyes of a young King. Check out more pictures after the break. – K.R.T.
“Inspiration from stylish gentleman from all over the world”
My first day at NYFW, which is actually second day of fashion week, the streets were filled with men from all over displaying there style on the main stage in front of the Lincoln Center for Mercedes Benz Fashion week. Check out more photos of my first day shooting. - K.R.T.
“Catch Tawfeeq Gaines & Myself at the 3:02 mark”
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the global trade show Project in NYC. Project has evolved into more than just a marketplace for menswear buyers & vendors but it has become an overall experience with an artistic flare where brands are putting more creativity into their visual setups, collaborating, spending more time building lasting relationships with consumers & showing you how certain products are being made.
In this recap video above you will find the president Andrew Pollard, Designer Todd Snyder offer impressions of the event. You will also catch Tawfeeq Gaines and myself cameo at the 3:02 mark as we have a friendly conversation with the curator of the bloggers lounge for Project, Marcus Troy.
I plan to do a more in depth write on the whole trade show experience at Project Las Vegas. I will also cover other tradeshows going on at the same time, such as capsule and ENK . Stayed tuned. - K.R.T.
Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the wellbeing of society, through health initiatives and community service efforts. Shaheed Rucker, Gianni Lee and I have been implementing this event since May 2010. It has grown stupendously in the Tri-state area as one of the must highly attended networking events for the young creative entrepreneurs. We have teamed up with Lauren Tilghman and Danielle Jeter to help further pursue our Arts, Beats and Eats goal into 2012.
Arts, Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow both personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes have focused on educating our guests on health, political and social ills that plague our community. Our event allows individuals to enjoy live art, spoken word, and fine music while shopping from different local vendors.
This month’s theme is our “Black History Month Super Bowl Edition.” Come celebrate unsung African American Historians that contributed to African American History through the sport of football.
Live Artist: Tone Casso of S.W.A.G. (Sharp with Art Group)
Wear a Football jersey of an African American player and get a discounted entry! Regular admission is $15.
The event takes place at the Towers at Wyncote (Primo Bacio Ristorante) 8460 Limekiln Pike from 7pm-11pm.