All Star Weekend was hosted this year in Houston, Texas. We were super pumped when we found out that arguably the best basketball player on the planet LeBron James of the Miami Heat had worn our K.R.T x NBHB “Kings Inspire Kings” collaboration pin, front row at the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk contest.
“Past creation can inspire new ideas”. -K.R.T.
K.R.T. introduces its second collection Pre Spring 2013 titled “Abstract” which was inspired by an innovative artist of the late 19th century by the name of Piet Mondrian. A Dutch born artist Piet became an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement best known for his non-representational form termed Neo-Plasticism.
As a lifestyle brand Integrating art within fashion has been the focal point of K.R.T., as well as maintaining moral integrity that identifies us all as Kings and Queens. Check out the latest collection and let us take you on a journey of style through Kings Rule Together’s vision.- K.R.T.
The inspiring and talented singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius continues to be a loyal supporter K.R.T. Marsha was recently spotted wearing the iconic “Queens Inspire Kings” sweatshirt, while spending time with her family. Marsha is no stranger to the brand, you may remember seeing her debuting some of her talent on K.R.T’s blog, as she was the first Queen we interviewed for our “Queens Inspire Kings” video segment. Which can be viewed Here. – K.R.T.
“End of The Year Sale”
Its been a great year over here at Kings Rule Together. To say thank you for your continuous support we are having an end of the year sale now until Midnight EST January 3,2013. All you have to do is enter #KRTEYS at check out and you will receive 25% off of your entire purchase at our online store. – K.R.T.
One of Kings Rule Together supporters Bow Wow was recently seen wearing K.R.T. Apparel on more than one occasion. The picture above shows the entertainer at work hosting the B.E.T. hit series 106 and Park wearing our “Young King” hoodie in red.
The picture below shows Bow Wow hanging out with a group of friends enjoying lunch, while wearing our “Young King” hoodie again but in Black. I guess its easy to say that Bow Wow considers himself a “Young King”. This hoodie is availble for purchase at our online store. – K.R.T.
Take advantage of the MIND-BLOWING deals that we have in store for you during our first annual Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sale event from Midnight November 23- Midnight November 26, 2012.
Don’t miss your chance to purchase $15 t-shirts and $10 tanks while the sale lasts. In addition to those great deals you will also receive 25% off your total purchase at checkout when you enter KRTBLACKFRIDAY at our online SHOP!
If you are signed up to our mailing list you already know about this. If not, make sure you sign up to enjoy future offers and updates from your number one lifestyle brand. - K.R.T.
Kings Rule Together is now looking to add to the K.R.T. family! If you are a creative and motivated individual than you just might be the right fit!
Looking for someone who is interested in the fashion industry and has some experience in Web Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Videography, Modeling, and/or Blogging. This internship will give you the opportunity to work first hand with a fast-growing brand, work on projects that will expand your knowledge and increase your creativity.
Interested? Then email me at Curran@kingsruletogether.com for more info! Please attach your resume and a cover letter saying why you want to be an intern at Kings Rule Together! – K.R.T.
“Killing two birds with one stone”
I recently had the opportunity to style the leading man Kevin Moore in R&B singer Vivian Green’s come back video “Anybody Out There” directed by
Patryk Depa. I styled Moore in all three outfits provided by Kembrel and Culture Couture Vintage. Of course one of his looks would be the signature K.R.T. “Kings Inspire Kings” T-shirt. (white with baby blue inspire) available Here. Check out the video below. – K.R.T.
Blazer and v-neck provide by Kembrel
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:
Kings Rule Together has marked down prices on some great summer buys. Shop K.R.T. for the last of summer savings on popular summer tanks ranging from $15.00-$20.00. All sizes and quantities are limited, so snag a tank on this hot deal before it’s too late! – K.R.T.
Picture by Natasha Lynette
Graphic by Shanina Dionna
Kings Rule Together will be hosting their first annual #TeesVsTanks basketball game this Monday, September 3rd- aka Labor Day from 12-5pm at Parkside Evans Park (53rd & Parkside). This tournament serves as a promotion for peace and unity. Over sixteen local, Philadelphia based clothing lines and brands have chosen to come together 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. All proceeds from this event are funding our on-site school supply giveaway. The first 100 kids in attendance to Monday’s tournament will receive school supplies and book bags; it’s our way of equipping them for tools of a successful school year.
The sixteen teams involved will play in elimination games, with the winning team will receiving a feature on www.KingsRuleTogether.com, photo shoot by Ricky Codio, video shoot by Derrick Woodyard and the Team and MVK “Most Valuable King” trophies.
Twitter Bracket Written form:
@KRT_Updates (Tanks) vs @WeStayCool (Tank)
@NeoDaviso (Tanks) vs @TeamRedpenguin (Tees)
@Change_Makers (Tees) vs @TheNtrlBorns (Tanks)
@Chillmoody (Tanks)vs @3DLOOK4DALOGO (Tanks)
@NerdLeel (Tee) vs @AlwaysABSTRACT (tank)
@AnmlHse (Tank) vs @IbnMajidClothCo (Tee)
@DhengiBrand (Tee) vs @Bellargo (Tee)
@Mitchell_Ness (Tee) vs @Syck_Dayz (Tank)
Come out and root for your favorite local brand as they put their all on the courts. May the best brand win – K.R.T.
Around this time last year I curated a photoshoot titled “A King’s Theme: Tees Vs Tank“ highlighting 5 of some of the dopest brands out of Philadelphia. This year we have decided to take it a step further by hosting Kings Rule Together (K.R.T.) first annual “Tees VS. Tanks” 3-on-3 basketbal tournament from 6pm-10pm at Parkside Evans Park (53rd & Parkside) Friday, September 7th. This event will be sponsored by Vitamin Water and Changemakers Org and Cory Townes.
Come out and cheer on your favorite clothing brands as they compete for a team and MVK ” Most Valuable King” trophy. A total of 16 games will be played amongst 16 notable local clothing brands including 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
winning team #KRT.
All proceeds from this event have been spent on school supplies for the young kings and queens of Philadelphia as they prepare to head back to school on September 7th. Spectators are free to come out to enjoy our friendly competition, jam out to DJ J5ive, go nuts on our moonbounce, and shop amongst the the various competing clothing lines – make sure you bring plenty of cash. Ricky Codio & Darren Burton will be conducting photoshoots on site, live broadcast by @PodCastWeds and all video footage from the days events will be shot by Derrick Woodyard. This is one royal event you don’t want to miss! See you Friday!
“Above picture posted on theybf.com”
Recently Julito McCullum, best known for his role Namond Brice starring in the HBO’s hit series the wire was spotted on set on a new movie being film in Brooklyn with Sparkle actor Jordin Sparks wearing the new K.R.T. “Living A King’s Vision” tank in black available HERE. The movie is called “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” .
This directed by George Tillman Jr (Soul Food and Men of Honor) and produced by Alicia Keys. It tells the story of two inner city kids who are forced to protect themselves over the summer after their mother was taken away by authorities.
Jordin Retweeted Julito’s picture, Whoo good work today!! RT @IamJulito @JordinSparks & I Shooting “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister and Pete”! (picture shown above)
Special shout out to the stylist for the movie Charlese Antoinette. - K.R.T.
In order for anything to come into fruition, one must have a sight that is set apart from the rest of the world. As the Kings and Queens that we are, we reached our status by having an understanding, a goal- a Vision. A vision goes far beyond the naked eyes of Kings and Queens, but instead looks ahead to the future. In order to have self control and assurance as a ruler, they must be believable in terms of where they shall lead the people. The people are the epicenter of a King and Queen’s vision.
K.R.T. welcomes you to enjoy the “Vision” collection as Kings and Queens who realize that there are no limitations as to how far that we can go together. Are you willing to open your eyes to the “Vision”?
Living A King’s Vision Tanks & T-shirt available HERE
On Thursday, June 28, the young King had a release event at Kembrel for my latest K.R.T. collections- the “Vision” collection and “Inspire” summer series edition.
The purpose of the event was to let the people see through the eyes of a King, because I wanted for my vision to become clearer. A few weeks before the event, K.R.T. supporters anxiously awaited the arrival of my new shirts since I posted a picture of at least one of the shirts on Instagram.
From start to finish of the event, people came to purchase K.R.T. merchandise and enjoy the company of other K.R.T. supporters. The guests arrived looking their absolute best, while showcasing their style. Sounds were provided by DJ Mike Lowry, who was able to capture the moment by playing the soulful yet unforgettable songs of the nineties and then crossed over to some of the newer music of this current generation. Live models, Karon Byers and Sylvia Ardente, stood in the windows of Kembrel sporting the “Living a King’s/Queen’s Vision” shirts. The guests that came enjoyed the culinary styles and tastes of Victoria’s Kitchen along side some natural fresh juice from Abu The Juiceman. While the guests were satisfied by their K.R.T. purchases, their taste buds and stomachs also were also in delight.Photographers, Ricky Codio, Dominique Nichole, as well as videographer, Julian Willingham from Forever Dope Society (FDS) were able to capture every moment.
The wonderful part about the night was that there was practically a smile on every face at Kembrel, because they knew that they were apart of my vision. The night ended on a note that make me feel proud and assured that we were all living the vision. – K.R.T.
Check the pictures from the event here
Over the past few weeks, I have posted a few pictures of the new clothing for K.R.T. on my Instagram. With growing excitement the wait is finally over. I would like to invite all of K.R.T.’s current and future supporters to join K.R.T. as we release the “Vision” collection and Summer “Inspire” series on June 28th from 5pm-9pm at Kembrel on 1822 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, Pa.
Started by UPenn students, Kembrel is an exclusive shopping village for fashion adventurers who desire quality clothing and apparel as well as accessories.
In order to show our appreciation, each guest in attendance will receive 25% off of all Kembrel merchandise. I hope to see you there. – K.R.T.
Music by Dj Mike Lowry
Photography by Ricky Codio and Dominique Nichole.
Videography by Forever Dope Society(FDS)
Refreshments by Orange Line Phila, Victoria Kitchen and Abu The Juiceman.
“putting your heart into your art and breaking limitations”
Kings Rule Together second time collaborating on a product is with the Philadelphia based brand Natrl Born Heart Brkers. Natrl Born Heart Brkers is all about putting your heart into your art and breaking limitations, which is what Kings Rule Together is all about. I decide to incorporate the popular ”Kings INSPIRE Kings,” and “Queens INSPIRE Kings” Designs into the pins because I believe in these motto’s wholeheartedly. In an effort to continue sharing these beliefs, Natrl Born Heart Brkers and I decided that another collaboration was the best option.
As you can see from the video, the pins are hand painted and crafted with precision and care. The finished product is a reflection of the heart of both brands, and can be chosen in 4 different styles for Kings and Queens alike. – K.R.T.
The K.R.T. X NBHB collaborative pins can be found HERE.
Back in December I had the opportunity to be apart of a video for Pharrell Williams for an innovative movement called i am OTHER. As explained by Pharrell “i am OTHER is a cultural movement dedicated to Thinkers, Innovators and Outcasts.” Here is a behind the scenes look at the i am OTHER video. Director, Justin Francis, explained the videos concept, which was a loose parody of the extraterrestrial and science fiction films of the 20th century (more than likely “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”).
The overall message was that it was time for those who are creative, different, and socially outside of what is considered to be normal to step outside of their comfort zones and just be who they are. Pharrell as well as his artists Buddy, Maxine Ashley, and Leah LaBelle gave cameos and spoke of the project.
Check out the video below. You can see the young King at the 34 second mark and even speaking of my experience during the filming of the project at 2:10. mark. – K.R.T.
The words above is a quote from my old high school’s yearbook that I said. I didn’t realize that I said these words until I came back to Germantown High for the first time since 2005 for “I’m A Boss Day.” A former classmate of mine, who was there, reminded me of this. This inspired me, due to the fact that along my road to success, my thoughts along the way when exiting high school was to tell myself and others that I never really knew what I wanted to do. The thing was that I really did know what I wanted to do, I just didn’t have any direction while doing it.
That was my main speech this day. Sometimes you may not have a clue or even be qualified for many opportunities, but hard work, dedication and consistency are the few keys to success whether you have experienced a great education or not. I told the students at Germantown High my many ups and downs as well as the benefit and roles that school, teachers, and parenting played upon their arrival to the big leagues. My story was a perfect example of not being a product of your environment and overcoming the many stereotypes of today’s world. Though I have so much more to accomplish, I felt that I was a great representation of how you can ” Turn Your Dreams To A Reality.”- K.R.T.
Check out the video below by Forever Dope Society.
In order for the King to rule he must have a unified understanding with his Queen, team work makes the dream work. That is the message behind bringing out these new designs for the Queens. You can now purchase these items on the new online store HERE - K.R.T.
Clothing lines, photographers, hipsters, the fashion foes brands alike gathered to show support to one movement two weeks ago, Kings Rule Together. On April 27, 2012 held the much anticipated launch of my new online store. During the K.R.T Online Store Launch, people quickly trickled in and taking in the scenery at The Gallery Exquisite ( 1040 N. American St, Northern Liberties) .
Upon one’s arrival it was hard to ignore the K.R.T. inspired paintings hanging on the walls by the artists Ivben Taqiy, Ibn Anderson, Bariq Cobbs and Ozlo. There was even a painting made in the likeness of myself. K.R.T released 4 new products – all now available on the new online store, which were displayed on an installation piece created by Search and Rescue.
People shared laughs over hor d’oeuvres and cupcakes designed in the likeness of K.R.T’s signature crowns. by the mights end multiple prizes had been raffled off including two designer watches from BlumLux and few new item from the clothing line. K.RT. ‘s first twenty-five guests who arrived that evening, received discounts on all apparel on the new online store. Custom INSPIRE t-shirts were available on site, where guests got to choose the colors of their shirt from OKG designs.
Dj Mike Lowry was on the 1s and 2s for the night, whereas photography was provided by Ricky Codio and Dominique Nichole. Videography was in full effect by Derrick Woodyard & Forever Dope Society(FDS).
The night ended on the best possible note with every guest leaving satisfied, emulating the king or queen they truly are. – K.R.T.
Video below is shot and directed by videographer Derrick Woodyard.
This video below by Forever Dope Society(FDS) captures the event from beginning to the end.
Check out the photos form the event HERE
It’s finally done! On April 27th, Kings Rule Together will be launching our new online store at Gallery Exquisite (1040 N. American St- right across the street from Darling Diner in the Piazza). Come out and have a good time with us for this long anticipated launch! From 7- 10 pm Friday night come check out K.R.T.’s spring line, some “photo fun,” food, and plenty of contests and giveaways all for FREE.
We’ll also be creating custom color “Inspire” shirts and tanks on site that night. The first twenty-five (25) guests will receive discounts on all K.R.T apparel whether on site or via the new online store. Come get inspired, and enter to win the “Royal Crowning King and Queen” contest upon entry. This is one K.R.T event you don’t want to miss! – K.R.T.
Music by Dj Mike Lowry
Photography by Ricky Codio, Color of Life and Dominique Nichole.
Videography by Derrick Woodyard & Forever Dope Society(FDS)
Every woman has a “little black dress” in her closet. Now KRT introduce’s the “Little Black Tank,” its truly an essential in every Queen’s wardrobe. Purchase your’s HERE. – K.R.T.