ACCOLADES

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

From inception, K2K has been featured in the press and has received numerous awards. At K2K we are proud of the strides that we have made and appreciate the recognition bestowed upon us by our peers, regulators and stalwarts in the industry. In 2019, the firm made history in Trinidad and Tobago by being the first women-led, medium-sized company to win the "Overall Band Of The Year" title, with its Collection, Through Stained Glass Windows.

CURRENT RANKING

Year 2020

#1 Band of the Year (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#1 Place Downtown (Medium Band Category, Carnival Tuesday)

HISTORICAL RANKING

Year 2019

Overall Band of the Year 

#Overall Band of the Year Winner

#1 Band of the Year (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#1 Place in Costume Design (Medium Band Category)

#1 Place Senior Band of the Year in the Fantasy Category

#1 Place Downtown (Medium Band Category, Carnival Tuesday)

Year 2018

#1 Band of the Year (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#1 Place Downtown (Medium Band Category, Carnival Tuesday)

#1 Place Downtown (Parade of Bands, Creative Fantasy, Medium Band Category, Carnival Tuesday)

#1 Place Downtown (Parade of Bands, Creative Fantasy, Medium Band Category, Carnival Monday)

#1 Place Downtown (Most Colorful Band, Medium Band Category, Carnival Tuesday)

#1 Place Downtown (Most Colorful Band, Medium Band Category, Carnival Monday)

#1 Place on the Greens (Medium Band Category, Behind the Bridge)

Year 2017

#1 Band of the Year (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#1 Place Downtown (Medium Band Category, Carnival Tuesday)

#1 Place Downtown (Medium Band Category, Carnival Monday)

#1 Place on the Greens (Medium Band Category, Behind the Bridge)

Year 2016

#1 in Costume Design (Medium Band Category)

#1 Band of the Year (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#1 Place on the Greens (Medium Band Category, Behind the Bridge)

#1 Place in Creative Fantasy (Medium Band Category)

Year 2015

#1 Band of the Year (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#2 Place in Creative Topical (Medium Band Category)

#3 Place in Costume Design (Medium Band Category)

Year 2013

#4 Place (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

Year 2012

#1 in Costume Design (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#1 Place Band of the Day (Medium Band Category, Downtown)

#1 Place Band of the Day (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

#4 Place (Medium Band Category, Queen’s Park Savannah)

SELECT MEDIA

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

March 13, 2018

"But K2K, it's about the fashion. I like the elegance...The custom designed dress, 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.” 

 

Jada Yuan

REUTERS

December 23, 2016

One photo, one country, one year

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: A model presents a costume from the Carnival 2017 collection "At the helm"

 

Andrea De Silva

ESSENCE

March 2, 2012

“ESSENCE.com joined the festivities of Trinidad’s Carnival with twins Karen and Kathy Norman, two young Trinidadian designers whose over-the-top costumes (made for their brand K2K Alliance & Partners) scorched the streets.”

Celia L. Smith

SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS

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REPUBLIC DAY TNT 2020

September 24th, 2020

K2K was honored to be selected as speakers for Trinidad & Tobago's 50th Republic Day Celebration 

K2K HOST COLOR OF COURAGE

October 5, 2015

K2K HOST SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS 

Connecting Global Leaders 

Media: Trinidad Express

"The artistry and sophistication of designers Kathy and Karen Norman will come to life at the Hyatt Regency on October 17 as K2K Alliance and Partners launch its newest initiative “The Colour of Courage” something they see as their “Social Responsibility” and its 2016 Carnival Collection, Searching for Shangri-La. The black tie gala will establish the Color of Courage as a platform for connecting global leaders with local individuals who wish to benefit from insights on how to awaken the giant within and propel themselves to achieve success in their personal, professional, business and entrepreneurial lives.

 

The keynote speaker for in augural Color of Courage series will be Ethiopian born, internationally acclaimed wedding dress designer and creative director, Amsale Aberra. "

BALANCE FOR BETTER

March 8th, 2019 

GOVERNMENT & 

SPEAKER ENGAGEMENT 

Balance for Better

Organization: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

K2K was honored to be selected for the Balance for Better series

“International Women’s Day takes place on Friday March 8th and the theme this year is #BalanceForBetter. In observance of the day, the Office of the Parliament interviewed women representing various sectors who have excelled in their field, particularly in industries dominated by men. In this installment, we interview Kathy and Karen Norman of K2K Alliance and Partners.

CARIBBEAN INVESTMENT FORUM

May 21, 2012

GOVERNMENT & SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS 

Out to make it work

Media: Trinidad Express

K2K was honored to be speakers at the Caribbean Investment Forum, on the topic, our value to the supply chain

"The availability of human capital in Trinidad has diminished...I think we have potential, creative minds and talent, but we need human capital on the island to support that and help it grow," said Kathy Norman.

"A lot of the growth in the fashion industry is spurred by government and corporate spending." In Trinidad and Tobago, "energy generates the most money, so a lot of money isn't put towards fashion. It's up to government and corporations to put capital behind designers and invest..." added Karen Norman.

MASTERMIND FOR MENTORING WOMEN

October 24, 2015

SPEAKER ENGAGEMENT

Mastermind for Mentoring Women 

Organization: NYU | Stern 

K2K Alliance & Partners was honored to be part of the panel for “Mastermind Mentoring for Women” at NYU Stern, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, to discuss finding the courage to become an Entrepreneur.

We would like to thank Rozaliya Stoyanova, Private Banking at JP Morgan & Valerie Tsanav, Founder, CEO at City Raven, for the opportunity.

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