Born on October 21, 1985, Reuben was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. At an early age, he discovered his love for style and fashion.
Sunday became his favorite day of the week, witnessing the stylish attire worn by men and women at his grandfather’s church. As he aged his curiosity grew more and more for and garment design and construction. During his senior and junior year of high school, he attended Virginia Beach Tech Center, a vocational school, which afforded him an opportunity to study Fashion Design.
Upon graduating he attended Norfolk State University pursuing a degree in Art & Fashion Design from 2004-2006 and relocated to New York in 2007 to study Fashion Design at The Art Institute of New York City. Reuben Reuel credits vintage classic silhouettes, street style and the presence of color and prints as the inspiration for his brand, Demestik by Reuben Reuel. Reuel was recently accepted into the Inaugural St. Louis Fashion Incubator, where he will relocate and continue to grow his business with the assistance of the industries top professionals and resources. You can catch influential women like Beyonce, Jill Scott and Mindy Kaling to name a few.
TROI ANTHONI or KING TROI to most has always had a unique take on fashion since his teenage years. Raised in New York City the street style inspired him to become fearless with his sense of style. On Saturdays while attending The Julliard School's MAP Program where he studied the flute, Troi would take advantage of his time after school and ride the train into some of Manhattans stylish neighborhoods such as: Soho,Harlem and Union Square. Troi would walk around for hours and admire some of the worlds best dressed people,eventually falling in love with fashion. After taking some courses at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta,Georgia, Troi began a stint of working at several different Retail Stores as a Merchandiser and Manager. His love for fashion grew stronger where it was suggested he become a fashion stylist. Knowing the best way to get into the business was to intern for a stylist in 2009 he began working for Shun Melson for Creative Solutionz LLC up until the beginning of 2013.
Currently working as a Freelance Fashion Stylist and founder of KING TROI ANTHONI LLC. , Troi has been traveling the GLOBE styling for different publications and has grown a well respected list of clientele.
Troi's client list include some of entertainments best acts including Nick Cannon, Nene Leakes, Teyonah Parris, Adrienne Bailon, ROTIMI, SWV, Fantasia Barrino, Jazmine Sullivan, Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey and a list of others. Troi and his work have been featured in a number of publications, which include Vibe, The Source, UPSCALE, Sister 2 Sister, JET, Bleu, KONTROL and BE. Additionally his work has appeared on several television shows.
For thousands, New York City is called “home” by creatives who have flocked to the unofficial capital of the world just to get a chance at fulfilling their dreams. For Mexican-born, California-bred photographer Alejandro Garcia, this pilgrimage holds true. After completing his BA in Photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art University, Garcia made his way to the Big Apple to fulfill his “want for more.” For the past five years, the 31-year-old photographer has been honing in his craft as a freelancer in the concrete jungle while exploring his creativity to accomplish his goals.
An artist, a visionary, and self-proclaimed creative guru, Anthony is nothing less than a creative jack of all trades. From interior, food, and fashion, his passion to live a well-balanced life is usually inspired by his surroundings and the people he spends most of his time with. His capabilities to construct garments that have been published and worn by artists such as singer/songwriter Solange, Anthony’s personal style is what sets him apart. Possessing such natural talent, the craft doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Both his grandfather and father were tailors. Growing up in Connecticut, his father would always travel into New York City’s garment district where he will get custom clothing made. A lifestyle that has always been so normal to Anthony once sparked his interest in not only creating wearable art, but wearing garments that would be a reflection of the story he wants to illustrate. For Anthony, fashion isn’t just a hobby. It is a way of living and respecting the art of personal style.
Following her debut on The Today Show, where she experienced a hair make-under, Malyia became a viral sensation within a few hours. Many things were said about the segment and her inclusion, but the most important thing was how Malyia handled the backlash with such grace and professionalism. Leaving a 9-to-5 to pursue her passion for jewelry design, Malyia is the entrepreneur other entrepreneurs dream of being. On a mission to redefine beauty, and empowering persons of all walks of life, Malyia focuses on pulling the confidence out of everyone with her timeless designs. Stumbling upon jewelry design due to the distaste of what the market currently offered, the determined millennial hand-crafted her first body chain. After being begged to create more by friends and family, Malyia set up her Etsy page and the rest is all (her)story.
Mickey Freeman also known as Mickey Boooom, is a fashion stylist, fashion editor, and designer, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His instinctual creative flair has had very early beginnings and there's no ending in sight. The juxtaposition of growing up in a rough environment, coupled with his attention commanding personal style, created some internal turmoil early on. Though well-liked, the frustration of feeling like he didn't belong gave birth to his need to make the world more beautiful, which is as strong as his need to breathe air.
There are many facets to his sartorial expertise, however, he has primarily been a wardrobe stylist for men and women who are in search of an innovative intervention, as he playfully calls it. Spearheading visual schematics for models, artists and other intriguing people enables him to convey his view of the way the world should be, could be, or would be, without burdening viewers and clients with the weight of reality. His most recent styling work has been published in GQ magazine, Attitude Magazine UK, to name a few.
With many years of combined experiences of being a wardrobe stylist, he was recently guided by his intuition to create his own exquisite style of fashion, which is the deviceful moniker he calls his "Utility Kilt line". His line, FreeMen By Mickey, represents the evolution of the masculine silhouette. The name FreeMen is actually a portmanteau that encompasses his profound belief that every human being should experience freedom, true freedom in their lifetime. FreeMen By Mickey is the exterior manifestation of what Mickey believes should ultimately come from within everyone, everywhere, everyday.
While most of his time is spent in New York City, he does make time for traveling. Being an avid traveler, Mickey Freeman has traveled around the world and has experienced many different cultures. "There is always an air of obscurity when I refer to anything that might inspire me" He says. This allows him to easily incorporate fresh new ideas into his work.
Khalid Mosley also know as Navajo, originally from Philadelphia PA however, raised in San Joseph California for a good portion of his adolescence. Khalid is a fashion model who has a passion to one day walk in Paris and Milan fashion week and one day see himself on billboards of New York City.
Khalid fell into modeling about 3 months ago and has grown to love every moment of it. This business has shown and opened his eyes to so many possibilities and even more aspirations.Walking in this past seasons New York Fashion Week for the first time and afforded the opportunity to also work with so many talented designers in the Tri State Area, he sees modeling being a long term career for him and cannot wait to see what the future holds.