Shanghai Tang unveils one of the most exciting collaborations for the brand’s Silver Jubilee this year – the XU BING for SHANGHAI TANG collection – a celebration of 25 years of heritage and a new milestone in Chinese art and design.
Designed by Xu Bing
For this highly anticipated collaboration, Xu Bing created an exclusive artwork ‘Shanghai Tang – Created by Chinese’, which portrays this captioned brand vision in six Square Word Calligraphy characters. Xu Bing’s ground-breaking Square Word Calligraphy is an ingenious code-like system for rendering English to resemble Chinese characters invented in 1994, the same year Shanghai Tang was born, making this cross-disciplinary project a serendipitous joint 25th anniversary celebration.
Xu Bing’s artwork is adapted into playful prints and embroidery across this range of highly collectible clothing and accessories. Ready-to-wear options include five T-shirt and polo shirt styles, featuring the six-character artwork in reflective print, embroidery and an allover repeated print. Also available are two kidswear T-shirts which are miniature versions of the adult styles, making for adorable matching outfits. The collection offers two knitwear choices, including a soft cashmere-blend sweater with artwork intarsia, and a cardigan featuring a pop-coloured silk lining printed with Xu Bing’s artwork.
Accessories include a canvas tote, double-sided silk scarf and notebook. The tote and scarf are each available in three colourways, printed all over with the Shanghai Tang – Created by Chinese artwork in playful contrasting hues. Stationery lovers should not miss the exclusive hardcover notebook, featuring the calligraphy artwork embossed on the cover and printed on the interior pages.