Discover KAWAkEY Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, that explores secret fantasies and obsessions, presented at the recently finished New York Fashion Week. Secrets Under the Bed collection uses digital prints on various kinds of Tencel satin and BCI cotton twills to imitate fading away effects. Mohair / Alpaca blended yarns are knitted with unique gradients effect to reinterpret fabric fades in an exaggerated form, then heavily brushed to imitate a worn out romantic knits.
As gay and on the spectrum being a teenager was sometimes rather lonely. I imagined characters to be friends with as I felt no one else could understand me. I also realised some of them in the form of love and erotic themed manga drawings. It was pure imagination – a form of escapism and self-expression at that time. Once my drawings were found and they raised conversation and concern within my family. I was ashamed and didn’t know who to talk to. I buried all those fantasies, under my bed and hoped they would never see daylight again. Even after all these years, I can still remember those characters and stories I created, they must have had great meaning to me, there is no way I can forget them. They are still reminding me who I was, who I am. – Key Chow