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.
Key graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master’s degree in Fashion Menswear in 2015. 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 SS17 collection Key has been collaborating 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.
All fabrics are crafted in-house in London.