“WWAKE is a metaphor for the way I like to design,” says Yau. “Like the waves in a body of water, I like to design many integrations of the same gesture and let the collections speak for themselves.”
Wing Yau, the founder and designer of WWAKE, was a trained sculptor before embarking into her jewelry life. After making a series of necklaces based on textile sculptures, Yau developed WWAKE in 2012 with the intention of merging art with the intimacy of jewelry. In 2013 she launched her first fine jewelry collection, for which the brand is known for today.