“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.
Initially when looking for something fashionable to wear, often I would overlook the turtleneck . Over the years peoples perception of the “turtleneck” was altered due to years of brands only targeting the more mature crowd such as; grandfathers, grandmother etc, thus the turtleneck has evolved into a “must have” for the fashion innovator. As traditional Americana circumvented back into the mainstream fashion industry, this created an outlet for the turtleneck to be reintroduced.
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.
“Black is Beautiful 5″
Black Is Beautiful V is an evolving event held on Black Friday in the city of Philadelphia, Pa. Black Is Beautiful first began in 2007 as an event for young college students who would be home for the fall break . Since then the event has attracted young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and athletes nationwide.
This year we have reached out to local artists (Ivben Taqiy, Eazy Sumrz of NBHB and S.W.A.G. Sharp with Art Group) from the Tri-State area to display their art on the event’s main stage. In addition to adding an art exhibit, we reserved a private location for our supporters to enjoy a night at a secluded location. The location to this ticket only event, will be disclosed only to those who purchase a ticket. The count on tickets are limited to ensure a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
This event includes an open buffet and requires you to have semi-formal attire. Music will be provided by none other than Dj Ricochet.
We look forward to sharing this experience with you as we seek to enhance this annual tradition. – K.R.T.
Video Recap from Black Is Beautiful 4.
“Don’t miss The COALITION 1!!!”
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 Mc’s, singers, visual artists and dancers the city has to offer in one place.
First event is Friday November 2nd. Each team (five teams) drafted 5 “players” from a pool of DJs, Live Bands, Rappers, Singers, Painters, Graffiti artist etc. Then each team gets up to 15mins that night to put on the best performance with that team. The winning team gets $1,000 and bragging rights.
Shout-out to the other teams #TEAMnicethings, #TeamBeano, #TeamVilla, #TeamAbstract…. but it’s no chance we aren’t winning this one and taking home that $1000
Sigma Sound Stage
212 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
K.R.T. WILL HAVE A DISCOUNT TO THE FOLKS WHO COME EARLY. DOORS OPEN AT 9 AND SHOW START AT 10.
You can purchase tickets online here http://thecoalition1.eventbrite.com/
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.
The young King will be featured in the movie premiere of “Split Second” starring Todd Anthony and Neil Carr directed by Tim Fontaine. These three guys are supporters of myself and the brand K.R.T. so when they asked me to be apart of the production it was a honor to help out.
Acting was always something I was interested in since an early age. My mother use to take me on auditions but I never got picked lol. Those days are now over. Director Tim Fontaine had a vision for me to play a role that most people are not used to seeing me as. I believe that I did a great job, this is the beginning of the beginning of a new talent of mines.
Saturday’s show is sold out but tickets for Sunday’s show for “Split Second” are still available. It goes down OCT 14TH at 6m at The Enterprise Center 4548 Market street Phila, PA 19139. Check out one last promo clip for “SPLIT SECOND” and get your tickets at www.splitsecondthemovie.com
“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
I was really intrigued to see how different the style was on the everyday people of the city. I don’t think I can judge much off of the five days I was there, but it reminds me a lot of New York City. You can’t really tell who is a native or who’s a visitor, it’s like a melting pot of various countries and
Check out more pictures after the break
During my trip to London I noticed a lot of stylish women in various areas from oxford circus, brick lane, Carnaby st, Dover street market etc. Although these women were not apart of London Fashion Week they all seemed to just naturally have style. I know the feeling when you just walk out of the house dressed for yourself and some random person asks you to take a picture on the street. That means your doing something right. Needless to say every aspect of London has style. – K.R.T.
Check out some of the stylish women I was able to captured after the break.
I had the honor to be featured on GQ Uk and Hypebeast street style segment online during my recent visit to London, England for fashion week. You can see more pictures and details HERE (GQ) and Here (hypebeast). – K.R.T.
A King’s Wardrobe:
- Hat from House of Ra’oof
- Red Jacket by House of Ra’oof
- Long sleeve oxford by Club Monaco
- Belt by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Pants from Culture Couture Vintage
- Loafers by Gucci
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.
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.
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.
When we were younger, most schools had what was known as a “Career Day.” This day would consist of professionals coming in to discuss what their occupation was, what went on throughout their day, and the steps that it would take to get there. Of course it was great that they came to speak with the students, but there was a running pattern in regards to their occupations. These people were normally police officers, fire fighters, doctors, teachers and lawyers, which was perfectly fine.
“Rule of Three”
When I hear the words “custom lifestyle” I think of creating your own destiny and making your own rules. Putting things together that don’t necessarily belong but make them work for you is a great way to describe the event that took place by the good brothers over at ButchershopReab, Search and Rescue, and Co-laborative lab. You might have heard of Search and Rescue before as they created my installation at the “K.R.T. New Online Launch” event. With each of these brands being skilled in their own craft collaborating in the installation of this space in Harlem 218 E. 125th st. Ny, Ny they were able to create an event showcasing a custom lifestyle through art, furniture, and fashion.
Search and Rescue provided unique antique props as the backdrop for showcasing custom furniture by ButchershopRehab, and original Colaborative lab paintings and wearable art. The experience was very gallery meets Trunk Show and all items on the floor were for sale. By way of many people being in attendance, tweeting and instagraming, it made the experience much greater by having those in tune with social networking wondering what was happening at the event as they took pictures of the unique display. All and all this was a great way of Kings Ruling Together. - K.R.T.
Check out some of pictures I captured at this event HERE.
“a few styles on one street corner”
The other day, while posted on 17th and Samson, I was holding my camera while engaged in a conversation with my friends Shaheed and BigRube. My eyes were wandering, looking around for that one person that deserved a snap shot. I noticed a few well-dressed women which cut our conversation short, they stood out to me amongst the crowded street.
” young photographer with big dreams”
Recently, photographer Ricky Codio presented his journey as a photographer at his “Evolution” exhibition at the beautiful Gallery Exquisite. By showcasing both older pieces and through unveiling new works of visual art, this event presented the range of techniques and styles employed by this virtuoso photographer. In just a short period of time after launching himself as a professional photographer, Codio was regularly shooting for various clothing lines including Kings Rule Together, musical artists, and taste-makers, as well as many other clients.
The young photographer has positioned himself as the go-to photographer in the area for high-end, creative photo shoots. He has worked on campaigns that can be seen in such places as Essence.com, and XXL Magazine (to name a few). Various people and spectators came to the gallery to marvel at his works. He also showcased a painting done by the artist Ivben Taqiy, which was head-on in the likeness of one of Codio’s photographs, as well as showcasing one of Iris Bonner’s personal paintings for him.
The event was a success and not too long after that he sold his first print piece.- K.R.T.
Video By Derrick Woodyard.
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.
Saturday wasn’t just a regular day on the popular fashion landmark Walnut street. This day was the Rittenhouse Row Spring festival where streets were blocked off from Broad Street to 19th and Walnut. Rittenhouse Row showcases some of Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cuisines and entertainment. This occasion was exciting to say the least and like any other day on Walnut, the fashion-forward people were out and about on the busy street. As always I had my camera on my shoulder, but for some reason I only took pictures of one guy in particular which was Adrian Hardy.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, I will be a featured panelist at the Philadelphia Black Public Relation Society’s, Men in Communication & PR event. This year’s theme for the event is “Men in the mirror: the Role of Personal Image & Style in Media”. The event will be taking place at the NBC 10 building at 10 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd, just off of the City Line Avenue exit via I-76. To attend this panel, tickets are being sold via http://meninprandcommunications.eventbrite.com for $15 for non-PBPRS members. Proceeds for ticket purchases will benefit MenzFit. MenzFit is a non-profit organization, that provides low-income gentlemen with professional interview attire and career development skills in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.
Here is a list of the other panelists for the event:
Moderator: Mr. Kevin Parker - Owner of FBH Agency & Founder of Philly Fashion Week
German Cuadrado - CEO & Founder of PRPS Management LLC
Reuben Harley -“Street Gazing” - Philadelphia Daily News (Photojournalist)
Jared Michael Lowe – “Lowe Factor” – Blogger
Sabir M. Peele - “Men’s Style Pro“ - Founder & Creative Director. Men’s Style Consultant
Myself- Curran J. Swint - “Kings Rule Together“ – Stylist, Blogger & Event Planner
The event will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will be a great opportunity to help students and men a-like to see the importance of image in today’s media. Get your tickets by clicking Here and for more information about the PBPRS click Here. It is an honor for me to be selected as a panelist and hope to see you all out there.
The wait is finally over! Back in December I took a trip to Los Angeles, California with my good friend Shaheed to be apart of a video for musician, producer and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams‘ new media group called i am OTHER, which has finally launched. i am OTHER is a cultural movement geared towards thinkers, innovators and outcasts bringing these likeminded individuals together to create and share on one platform.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Pharrell and his artists Leah LaBelle & Maxine Ashley and they all received some K.R.T. apparel. Pretty dope right? Well regardless if they wear it or not the experience was worth it within itself. Check out the video below as you will see the Young King at the 15 second mark. - K.R.T.