Los Angeles’ Siren Studios became an art and music exhibit in memorandum of the late great Christopher “Lewds” Natalio on Saturday night (June 30) as Crooks & Castles celebrated the life and legacy of their lost soldier and a new capsule collaboration with Hennessy.
The capsule collection features a classic black and gold colorway which includes a snapback, tee, button, lanyard, patch and keychain. There is also a red, yellow and blue colorway inspired by the Philippines national flag which includes a button, patch and tee. All proceeds from the purchase of these items will go to the Christopher Natalio Foundation. All items will be available for purchase online soon.
The event was a success, as hundreds came out to pay their respects and to show support for the brand in spite of the tragic circumstances. DJ Franzen and DJ Drewbyrd provided the music and Hennessy provided an open bar. Among those in attendance were G.O.O.D. music artist Pusha T, who came to show love to the Crooks family and a very special appearance by A$AP Rocky who gave a heartfelt speech about his love for Lewds and the Crooks brand.
Lewds was memorialized through framed and canvased images that were set up in a large gallery-type setting for all those in attendance to view. The gallery was curated by Crooks & Castles Head Designer Emil Soriano and the images might be available for purchase soon. There was also a slideshow projection on the balcony which concluded with a fireworks display in honor of Lewds, who would’ve turned 37 in August.