Last night (June 21), celebrity fashion designer and creative director EJ King teamed up with Musicology to present Styled by Music. The event took place at a downtown Los Angeles venue and offered interactive experiences like photo booths. There were rooms with different themes like neon lights and royal thrones. An open bar stocked with organic Dulce Vida tequila was also available for guests.
Styled by Music has been described as an “experimental event” to kick off BET Awards week. The ceremony, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will be broadcast live this Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Last night’s celebration included live sets from DJ ER and Nuf Ced and a panel discussion from acclaimed fashion designers Karl Kani and Winnie Stackz, as well as King.
King spoke to REVOLT and said he was thrilled to share the conversation, fashion and music and how they intertwine. He noted that he had “always been a fan of BET”, saying the network gave him his “first chance at reality TV”. The stylist starred in the BET documentary series “About the Business,” which featured Hollywood professionals balancing work, personal life and play.
Iconic clothing designer Karl Kani, who has worked with the biggest names in the industry over his decades-long career, also spoke with REVOLT. Describing himself as “the originator of street fashion”, Kani spoke about the importance of continuing his legacy. When asked how he continues to reinvent himself, he replied, “It all comes from experience. This is what we are built for. That’s what we’re asking for, so when the time comes, you’ll have to work hard for it. The designer has worked with legends such as the late Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and the late Notorious BIG. More recent artists like G Herbo and Teyana Taylor have also sported his designs.
Other guests in attendance included Torrei Hart, who shared that she was supportive of King, a good friend of hers. She added that she is working on her music and has two singles right now as well as a movie, Super Turnt.