LOS ANGELES, CA / NEW YORK / PARIS
BORN COLORADO SPRINGS, IN 1993. KHAI IS A KANSAS NATIVE FROM A SMALL TOWN KNOWN AS LANSING BUT HAS LIVED IN A NUMBER OF PLACES DUE TO HIS FATHERS MILITARY CARRER. KHAI SPENT A LOT OF HIS CHILDHOOD IN THE LIKES OF WIESBADEN GERMANY, LIVING IN GERMANY FOR 8 YEARS OF HIS LIFE KHAI WOULD FINISH OUT HIS TEENAGE YEARS IN KANSAS.
GRADUATES IN MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION OF TECHNOLOGY. SHORTLY AFTER KHAI CONTINUES TO OVERSEE HIS FASHION LABEL KHAIHUTCHINSON, WHILE ALSO OVERSEEING HIS TALENT MANAGEMENT AND CASTING AGENCY KNOWN AS ARKHAIVES.
IN A RADICAL CHANGE OF PROFESSION, KHAI HUTCHINSON LEAVES WASHBURN UNIVERSITY STUDYING COMMUNICATION AND PLAYING COLLEGIATE LEVEL DIVISION TWO BASKETBALL. HE DECIDES TO ATTEND JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO STUDY THE ART OF FASHION DESIGN WHILE STILL STUDYING MULTIMEDIA. IN THE PROCESS HE MEETS A WOMEN BY THE NAME OF ANNETT SUNSHINE. FROM THERE KHAI HUTCHINSON WOULD GO ON TO INTERN AT THE ANNETT SUNSHINE DESIGN STUDIO IN KANSAS CITY. AFTER HONING HIS SKILLS AS A SELF TRAINED DESIGNER. KHAI DECIDES TO LEAVE KANSAS AND FINISH OUT HIS COLLEGE YEARS AT THE ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY. GRADUATING WITH A DEGREE IN MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION OF TECH AND A MINOR IN FASHION. (STYLING/DESIGN)
DESIGNS THE NEW WAY HOODIES FOR COTTON DROP (CAPSULE SS 2014).
MARCH 2016, KHAI HUTCHINSON WAS CHOSEN TO PRESENT HIS FW 16 COLLECTION KNOWN TODAY AS "BITTER SWEET". THIS WOULD BE KHAI'S DEBUT ON THE RUNWAY. PRESENTING FOR KCFW.
MAY 15TH (2016) KHAI WAS AWARDED A POSTION INTO THE SPRING SHOW AT THE ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY FOR A DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTED, WRITTEN, SHOT, EDITED BY HIM. TOUCHING ON THE STATE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY AT LARGE.
PRESENTS THE "CHECKED OUT" CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR SHOP 657 IN SAN FRANCISCO. A COLLECTION BY KHAI THAT DISPLAYED THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKWEAR. COMBINING THIS ELEMENT WITH THE SIGNATURE BLUE TAPE THAT KHAI IS KNOWN FOR TODAY.
KHAI LAUNCHES HIS TALENT MANAGEMENT AND CASTING AGENCY KNOWN AS ARKHAIVES (2017)
PUBLISHED IN KALTBULT, CAKE MAG, JUST. MAGAZINE WITH STYLING/ PHOTO SHOOT PRODUCTION/ AND DESIGN CREDITS AS WELL AS CASTING CREDITS FROM ARKHAIVES AGENCY. (2017)
SEPTEMBER 2018 - KHAI HAS BEEN OFFERED TO MAKE HIS DEBUT SHOWING IN NYFW TO SHOW HIS SS18 COLLECTION. TITLED "17"
The most important message Khai Hutchinson wants to communicate is:
PURPOSE IN HARMONY AND FORM.
Fuelled by his love for both rebellious youth cultures and traditional menswear aka the hard working handy man, he emerges in fashion halfway through the nineties, presenting a radically different image of masculinity. Fusing the energy and singularity of teenage subcultures with the sharpness and precision of the 80 year old working man, the look presented by Khai Hutchinson is both inspired by and designed for confident outsiders.
From the first collection on, music, art, theatre performance, animation and film. Mixing images and quotes from your favorite anime characters. All of these elements plays a substantial role in the whole package, summing up, or rather clarifying the kind of world Khai Hutchinson wants to project. Always at the core of his universe (and as essential as the clothes themselves) are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence.
Equally important in Khai Hutchinsons' approach is the constant quest for innovation. The designs are always looking for the now and tomorrow, even if they are inspired by historical or classical references. Throughout the years, we believe that Khai his developing a signature style evolving and maturing, the key elements stay the same: modern proportions, workwear, school boy uniforms and a constant research for fabrics and textures and above all the interplay of pure construction and new shapes with the body and psyche of the contemporary man.