Young London-based fashion brand KA WA KEY explores the identity of Asian men through manipulating traditional garment construction, toying with the concept of gender through pastel colorways paired with intricate and flowing silhouettes.
Key's personal design process involves the hybridities of Eastern and Western clothing, masculine and feminine representations and the traditional textile crafts with the latest fashion technology.
Known for his innovative handcrafted fabrics with astonishing techniques, Key create all his innovative textiles in-house in London.
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 for the H&M Design Award for his graduate collection, which was showcased in “DOUBLE JE” contemporary art exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in Paris.