Ka Wa Key Chow obtained the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (YDTA) in 2012 with a scholarship of 0.25 million dollars. Also that year Key won first place in the Hong Kong Fashion Designers’ Association Talent Award. He was also selected as one of the Vogue Talents by Vogue Italia and one of the finalists of the LVMH Prize for Graduates after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master’s degree in Fashion Menswear in 2015.
Key is an emerging menswear designer, recognized 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 fibers.
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.