INXX x STEVEN HARRINGTON
"High as a Kite Club"
During the pandemic, INXX collaborated with Steven Harrington, a leading contemporary artist who is based in Los Angeles, and co-launched a unique and limited series.
This series starts from elements with traditional Chinese origin, integrates Harrington’s iconic psychedelic color with pop art and creates a style that talks to people from various cultural backgrounds.
Kite is an affectionate element to the artist, and it also shares a special analogy in the current environment. In traditional Chinese culture, the kite is the archaic tool that embodies the delivery of information and connects people from apart. Different from the Internet, which can penetrate to every aspect of life, kite provides the audience with space and distance, with freedom and imagination. With the flow of the wind, a kite can reach places of surprise and amaze the audience with unexpected scenes and inspire new interpretations.
The creative shooting of this work is carried out by Jeff from INXX. Shanghai-based young people who are from different parts of the world are invited to join this work. While many countries in the world are under lockdown, such cultural diversity in Shanghai is especially precious. The background wall of this series is made-up by city views and old neighbours. Through the mirror reflection, “High As a Kite” connects the earth and sky. Meanwhile, the series presents the wishes for the Chinese New Year and the celebration of a new departure. Starting 2021 with a cultural fusion, INXX grounds this year with a distinctive style. This style presents the brand's desire to explore infinite possibilities and attitude of working with different artists and lifestyle and fashion brands.