KEH debuted for the first time at NYFW, with a F/W 2020 collection inspired by photographer Nick Knight’s series of roses. Wei Ge, designer and co-founder, captures the fragile elegance and strong sharp shape from Knight’s images. Combining tailored volume, menswear elements and female colors, KEH offers a modern exploration of the interaction between masculinity and femininity.
The collection references two main themes: mixing genders and flower forms. Wei plays with the concept of gender versatility, incorporating classic menswear elements in tailoring and wide shoulders with contrasting feminine waists and shapes, for a more sensual look. Focusing on construction and referencing Knight’s photographs, Wei incorporates layering and draping to create volume and sharp edged lines that express the shapes of petals. Further tailoring techniques are seen in detailing with asymmetric cuts, stitched lines on seams, folds and pleats that reference the crease of men’s trousers, and raw edge trim on suiting options using fusing and canvas.
Jackets, trenches and suiting are key garments within collection, done in menswear fabrics such as wool and tweed and mixed with softer cashmere, cotton and silk pieces.
KEH collaborated with 51 E JOHN on the jewelry for the collection.
PHOTOS: Ruo Bing Li