KA WA KEY
KA WA KEY CHOW & JARNO LEPPANEN
Reimagining traditional textile crafts, London-based KA WA KEY uses sustainable materials only to infuse everyday casualwear and knitweat with roots of Asian and Scandinavian heritage.The gender-fluid line constantly works to incorporate ethical sourcing and manufacturing to achieve their vision of simplicity that meets soft masculinity.
Key graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a master's degree in Fashion Menswear. 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.
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, performances and various projects.