Ka Wa Key Chow
"NO ASIANS PLZ!"
Inspired by the gay dating app Grindr’s profile description ‘NO Asians please’, this collection aims to turn everyone into a “RICE QUEEN”!
#Romance, hedonism and sensuality
School of Design
MA Fashion Menswear, 2015
+44 (0)7450 418202
Key is an emerging menswear designer, recognised for his sophisticated sensual work, including innovative exploration of romantic textural surfaces. This often becomes a significant part of his design process through a use of beautiful colours, patterns, prints and luxury fibres.
Working with contemporary east-meets-west silhouettes, new and unique ways of experimenting with traditional textile materials and the latest fashion technology, he always generates surprise and challenges perspective in the fashion field.
Key's work has been featured in international fashion publications and exhibitions in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Singapore, China and Hong Kong. He is the recipient of several awards and grants for his creative work, including the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (YDTA) in 2012, with a scholarship of 250,000 Hong Kong dollars. That year Key also won first place in the Hong Kong Fashion Designers’ Association Talent Award.
- BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles: Knitwear Design with Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012
- Winner, Hong Kong Fashion Designers’ Association (HKFDA) Talent Award, 2012; Winner, Hong Kong Young Talent Design Award (with a scholarship of 250,000 Hong Kong dollars); The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Local Students Scholarship (Academic); Training Experience and Design Award, 'Touch the Fabric' Fashion Design Competition and Exhibition; Second Runner Up, Overall Grand Award, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012; Flinders Merino, Australia Study Tour Scholarship ; Champion, 19th Jeanswest Fashion Awards, Beijing Fashion Week; The Most Fashionable Award, 19th Jeanswest Fashion Awards, Beijing Fashion Week