Since I first introduced (Street Queens) to K.R.T., taking pictures of stylish women is always lots of fun during my travels. For some reason I see more stylish women than men and they are a little more creative with their appearance. I guess you can say it is because they have more options. This being my first time in London for fashion week one thing that I couldn’t help but notice were the various amounts of jackets of all sorts amongst the women in attendance. The weather over London was so tricky, so I saw a little bit of style from every season outside of the Somerset House.
Check out some of the stylish women I was able to captured during LFW. – K.R.T.
Being that I only went to NYFW for one day I was excited to attend London Fashion Week s/s 2013. As I still consider myself a new photographer going to fashion week is a great way for me to test my skills. If you miss a shot you miss a great image and no photographer likes missing a great shot. Since this was my first time in London I made sure I paid close attention to the details on every person I encountered. I can honestly say that searching for style is easier when its right in front of your face everywhere you look.
Check out some of the stylish men of London Fashion Week I captured during A King’s Journey to London, England. – K.R.T.
A key part of a King’s lifestyle are his networking abilities. In my travel’s I had a pethora of opportunites to meet an array of different entrepreneur’s and learn from other brands within the surrounding community. With that being said, it’s extremely important to me that we support local brands that have a good message behind them or a unique standing. One local entrepeneur whom I’ve gained a great respect for is designer Connor Dickson, of Lancaster, PA. Connor Dickson’s brand consists of bow ties, belts, bags which all are essentials parts in a King’s wardrobe. Each product is completely handmade within an Amish community in Pennsylvania with great attention to details that ensures the customer is receiving an heirloom piece.
I recently had the opportunity to curate a photo shoot with Connor and his brand. With Lancaster, Pa being so close but seemingly so far away- it was definitely an experience to remember. Make sure you look out for this brand and their collaborations coming soon with K.R.T. – K.R.T.
Bariq Cobbs, Jamel Ransom, Jahream and Myself.The homie Joshua Kissi modeling for Ozwald Boateng show.First time meeting my new London friends La Touché and Martell Campbell but wont be the last(Stay Tuned)Jamel talking to superstar stylist June Ambrose right before she took our picture for her instagram. She’s always showing love. (Past love)Jamel hanging out with our Philadelphia Native photographer Big Rube and New York friend Steven. Mike taking us everywhere. Gotta love New York city subway system.
Five of most influential brands (Chill Moody, Abstract Thought, Beano, Villla and K.R.T.) that are at the forefront of the new renaissance in Philadelphia are all combining our energy and resources to put together to a dope event titled “Coalition | One” with some of the best, new and up and coming artist and musicians the city has to offer in one place.
First event is October 20th. Each team (five teams) drafts 5 “players” from a pool of DJs, Live Bands, Rappers, Singers, Painters, Graffiti artist etc. Then each team gets 15mins that night to put on the best performance with that team. The winning team gets $1,000.
Check the official announcement video by Spike Jordan below and look for more info on the draft coming up soon. – K.R.T.
The TeesVsTanks concept came about last year around this same time as a photo shoot titled “A King’s Theme: Tees Vs Tank“ highlighting 5 of some of the dopest brands out of Philadelphia. This year I’ve decided to take it a step further bringing 16 notable local clothing brands together for a 15 game 3 on 3 basketball tournament which took place at Parkside Evans Playground on 53rd and Parkside here in Philadelphia.
The brands included Bellargo, TOBH, Neo Daviso, Dosage’s “3D“, Abstract Thought, Anderung, Red Penguin, Chill Moody’s “nicethings“, Natrl Brn Heart Brkrs, Stay Cool,Geek Clothing, Anml Hse, Ibn Majid, Syck Dayz and of course the home
team K.R.T. This was a promotion of peace bringing brand recognition in “kingly” love to show our city that anyone of any diversity, social background, and even financial status can come together for a common good or a friendly game of basketball.
Check out the video recap by Garron Gibbs of Concrete Cakes:
On September 15th and 16th, I will be apart of the 3RD Annual UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT as one of the male panelist along side with Youseff “Seff” Al-Alfriqi, “Just Greg” Corbin and Kevin Carr for the Shattering Guy Code( The State of a Black Girl’s: A Male Estimation Part 1 and 2.) panel discussions . National Alumnae Association of Spelman College and UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC. partner to host 500 girls of color in the city of Philadelphia in an effort to encourage girls to create their own definitions of themselves, make positive, intelligent and healthy life choices and support them in letting their innermost beings shine!
The theme of the 3RD Annual UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT is BECOME WHO YOU ARE, where we’ll celebrate black girls and encourage them to create their own definitions of themselves. BECOMING WHO YOU ARE! EXPO will be located at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Recreation & Athletic Center located at 4201 Henry Ave. & Philadelphia University Drive.
You can find more information http://www.uniquelyyousummit.org/. Hope to see you there! – K.R.T.
To be considered a true gentleman of style one must demonstrate the proper etiquette in both appearance and behavior: knowing how to treat your Queen, what to wear to an event, how to work the room with just your charm… having proper etiquette at any given time, no matter the circumstance. Most men nowadays may not learn this from a father figure, which is why I appreciate my mother for the way she raised me. I can honestly say she taught me how to be a gentleman or, at the least, demonstrated her idea of what she thought it took to raise a young King. Queens really do inspire Kings to better themselves.
I recently had the opportunity to do an amazing video and photo shoot on a Brooklyn rooftop with 1stClassDreamz (Nadir Nelson) and photographer Natasha Lynette to display some of my looks and new K.R.T. collection. This collaborative effort has been talked about for quite some time but we finally manage to get things done. In the video below you will see the entire shoot from my style to some of our many laughs during this day. – K.R.T.
I was asked in the video what were 10 words that represent the Brand and myself: