Key Chow and Jarno Leppanen are the creative minds behind Ka Wa key. Their designs explore the relationship between the identity of Asian mens’ roots, Eastern and Western clothing, masculine and feminine. Creating unique pieces with traditional textile crafts and the latest fashion technology, all made in London.
Ka Wa Key’s work has been featured at London Fashion Week Men’s and represented London menswear at London Show ROOMS in Paris Fashion Week Men’s.
Their new Autumn Winter 2017 Collection is called “I’m a Chinese Ken”, which is a story of a Chinese guy who tries to “westernize” himself to get white boyfriends. This is not just a story but also a current situation in Asia now where some people over-admire the Western world and look down on their own heritage, values and culture.
Photographer: Jarno Leppanen
Stylist: Ignacio de Tiedra
Makeup Artist: Isa Yiu (Stylekooky)
Models: Benjamin Hardie, Nikolas Santur , Evans Nortey, Linda Klockare & Chris Parsons