KA WA KEY CHOW & JARNO LEPPANEN
 


KA WA KEY's work explores the relationship between soft masclinity and the identity of Asian men with the roots of their sensuous cultures and aesthetics. His personal design process involves the hybridities in; Eastern and Western clothing, masculine and feminine representations and the traditional textile crafts with the latest fashion technology.

Key graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master’s degree in Fashion Menswear in 2015 with the scholarships he obtained by winning the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (YDTA) and the Hong Kong Fashion Designers’ Association Talent Award. He was nominated as one of the finalists at the H&M Design Award for his graduate collection, which was showcased in “DOUBLE JE” contemporary art exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Since AW17 collection Key has been designing with Finnish born Jarno Leppanen, who has cross-artistic background and holds a Master’s degree in Arts, to translate their unique design language into poetical visuals, films, performance and various projects.


KA WA KEY's work has been featured at London Fashion Week Men's and invited to showcase in international fashion exhibitions in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, China and Hong Kong.

All fabrics are crafted in-house in London.