Houston Streetwear Designer strives to break barriers. Get to know Ryan Knew.

Houston Streetwear Designer strives to break barriers. Get to know Ryan Knew.

This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen the world of hip hop and fashion cross paths. Hip hop has a great influence on street culture, forming plenty of style trends that have changed the way we wear our clothes today. From Destiny’s Child and their individual iconic styles, to Kanye West and the rise of the Yeezy culture, we are seeing the power of streetwear and the influences it has on the styles and trends of today.


Ryan Knew Fall 2020


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One Houstonian who is making waves in the streetwear world and who is catching the eye of megastars like Kodak Black, Wiz Khalifa, and Tyga, is Ryan Taylor, the designer behind the popular brand Ryan Knew. Taylor began by building his brand with t-shirts and since then, is growing his brand into something that is gaining the eyes and attention of elite fashion industry.


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Having previously worked in the military, Taylor uses the uniforms he used to wear as his inspiration for his Fall 2020 collection. Having gone to Afghanistan twice, he wanted to create pieces with the same practicality and accessibility but with a fashionable twist. Taylor strive to create pieces so strong, that it neutralizes barriers of race, color, or nationality, allowing the clothing to speak for itself.


Ryan Knew Fall 2020


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He is reimagining his brand by integrating new-age technology, new cuts, and innovating designs. By creating stand out pieces, that still flow with other items in your wardrobe, he is striving to show the power that clothing provides and prove that it extends far beyond looking good. Clothing is able to show your emotion and not only change how you feel, but it can change people’s perspective of you. Taylor is definitely letting his work speak for itself and we are definitely enjoying the conversation.


Ryan Knew Fall 2020


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Having launched his brand in 2017, we can tell that he has big plans for the future of streetwear. And although he has found it a bit difficult producing in Texas because of all the contacts are based in New York or overseas, luckily, his social media platforms provide adequate accessibility for his fans and customers.  for the public. However, Taylor wants “kids to know that they don’t have to move out of the city to L.A. or New York to make it happen.” With passion and drive you are able to create something much bigger than you can imagine. It’s all about timing, and we will just have to wait and see what he comes up with next.


Ryan Knew Fall 2020


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Krystal Navarro
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Krystal is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. Krystal Navarro is a true fashionista at heart. She thrives off of making people look and feel good through fashion. She is passionate about connecting people with opportunities that is related in the fashion field. Currently, she is a senior in pursuit of a Fashion Merchandise with a minor in Business Administration and Marketing degree from the University of the Incarnate Word. She is an advocate for the growing fashion industry in San Antonio and hopes to be a key player in it.