KA WA KEY re-imagines traditional textile crafts and reworks everyday streetwear with an unusual balance of simplicity and soft masculinity. KA WA KEY work has been showcased in forms of on-schedule catwalk, presentations, performance and installations during the fashion weeks in London, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo. KA WA KEY has been nominated as one of the semi-finalists at The International Woolmark Prize 2018. In the coming Paris Fashion Week, KA WA KEY will stage the first-ever solo presentation under HKFG project. KA WA KEY is available in internationally at stores including Opening Ceremony(US)﹑50M(UK)﹑WUT(JP)﹑WORKSOUT(KR), and OnlyMode(CH).
Key Chow & Jarno Leppanen
Key Chow 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 2016 for his graduate collection, which was showcased in “DOUBLE JE” contemporary art exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Finnish born Jarno has cross-artistic background and holds a Master’s degree in Arts. He translates KA WA KEY’s unique design language into poetical visuals, films, performance and various projects.