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SPECIAL FEATURE – ESSENCE MAGAZINE
Release | March 2,2012 | 6:00AM
Street Style
By: Celia L. Smith
Media: ESSENCE Magazine
Straight from the Trinidad Carnival, ESSENCE.com joined the festivities with K2K Alliance Partners, two young hot Trinidadian designers whose over-the-top costumes scorched the streets. Check out the masqueraders decked out in ruffles and radiant hues upholding the annual bacchanal leading up to the day of Lent. And once the fetes simmered down, we had the opportunity to speak with twins Karen and Kathy Norman about their new design endeavor.
 

 
SPECIAL MENTION – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Release | March 13, 2018
Island-Hopping on Vibrant Trinidad and Lush St. Lucia
By: Jada Yuan
Media: The New York Times
The first half of our 52 Places Traveler’s trip around the Caribbean brings, her to Trinidad and its famous Carnival, and to St. Lucia, where she had a relaxing stop… Karen and Kathy Norman, Trinidad-born twin sisters, designed all of the band’s costumes, and to join, all Ms. Wells had to do was sign up and pay for her costume in advance. This was her second year with K2K and she was sure she’d be back. “They’re so different. In Trinidad, you mostly see people in two-piece bikinis. But K2K, it’s about the fashion. You don’t see anyone wearing anything like that. I like the elegance…” The custom-designed dress Ms. Wells was to wear, she showed me, was flesh colored, with an intricate pattern of green sequins and a train of green feathers, and would have put everyone at the Oscars to shame. She’d be adding a “backpack” of flowing green and blue fabric, splayed out to look like a peacock’s tail that was so heavy it required the help of two young men to get it on. Then she would dance all day in it.
 
 
CURRENT NEWS REPORTS
2018 NEWS
Release | February 27, 2018
Ronnie and Caro, K2K take top honors
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Newsday
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Release | February 23, 2018
Soca Kingdom rules the road
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Newsday
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Release | January 20, 2018
Ronnie and Caro say no downturn, masqueraders flee winter to Carnival
By: Janelle De Souza
Media House: Newsday
 
 
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2017 NEWS
Release | December 14, 2017
Mas sales moving
By: NA
Media House: Newsday
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Release | September 13, 2017
K2K celebrates difference with We stand United
By: NA
Media House: The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper
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Release | September 1, 2017
From conflict to harmony, K2K stands united
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Newsday
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Release | March 4, 2017
K2K humbled by hat-trick
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Newsday
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Release | Feb 2, 2017
Live Brass with K2K
By: Cleavorn Diaz
Media House: Newsday
 
2016 NEWS
Release | Sept 20, 2016
Sea of Fashion
Media House: Newsday
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Release | Sept 16, 2016
K2K At The Helm for Carnival 2017
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Newsday
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Release | Feb 22 2016
Pushing the Carnival boundary
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Newsday
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Release | Jan 17, 2016
Mas, Avant-garde style
By: Janelle De Souza
Media House: Newsday
 
2015 NEWS
Release | Oct 29, 2015
Going beyond Carnival
By: Erline Andrews
Media House: Trinidad Guardian Newspaper
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Release | Oct 25, 2015
Shangri Ooh La La
Media House: Newsday
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Release | Oct 22, 2015
Designer twins expand their repertoire
By: Erline Andrews
Media House: Trinidad Guardian Newspaper
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Release | Oct 5, 2015
K2K using art to giveback and inspire
By: Melissa Doughty
Media House: Trinidad Newsday Newspaper
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Release | Oct 3, 2015
Connecting global leaders with local individuals
By: Gary Cardinez
Media House: Trinidad Express Newspaper
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Release | Feb 21 2015
Carnival celebration
By: Sasha Harrinanan
Media House: Newsday
 
2014 / 2013 NEWS
Release | October 3, 2014
Welcome to the new millennium
By: Mark Fraser
Media House: Trinidad Express Newspaper
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Release | October 31, 2013
Fashionable mas from K2K
By: Mark Fraser
Media House: Trinidad Express Newspaper
 
2012 NEWS
Release | August 19, 2012
Carnival meets Couture
By: Debbie Jacob
Media House: The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper
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Release | August 4, 2012
K2K mas moves to an enlightened state of consciousness The Race goes on
By: Mark Lyndersay
Media House: The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper
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Release | August 3, 2012
‘The Human Race’ Carnival meets fashion at K2K launch
By: Verdel Bishop
Media House: Newsday
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Release | July 5, 2012
A New ‘Race’ of Mas
Media House: Trinidad Express Newspaper
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Release | Jan 13, 2012
The Norman twins, investment bankers/ mas designers
By: Renee Cummings
Media House: Trinidad Express Newspaper
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Release | 2012
K2K’s Carnival – Kathy & Karen Norman
By: Caroline Taylor
Media House: Discover TnT
 
2011 NEWS
Release | Aug 26, 2011
Mas and Fashion Collide For Carnival 2012
By: Gary Cardinez
Media House: Guardian Newspaper
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Release | Jul 24, 2011
The Norman Twins Dive Into Carnival
By: Gary Cardinez
Media House: Trinidad Express Newspaper