Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Collector Kevin Poon on the Intersection of Art and Culture, Launching His Streetwear Brand, and More

ARTNEWS 
By Claudia Costa
The designer and entrepreneur clearly has a predilection for collecting—rows of colourful sneakers line a corridor leading to Kevin Poon’s office space in Aberdeen, and plastic bear figures in different patterns flank another. Image courtsey of Asia Tatler 
Kevin Poon is a Hong Kong–based art collector and entrepreneur who cofounded the streetwear brand CLOT in 2003 alongside his childhood best friend, Edison Chen. The duo felt the need to fill a cultural void that was ongoing in their hometown. “There was not much going on in Hong Kong in respects of music and culture,” Poon told Brooke Jaffe for “ARTnews Live,” our ongoing IGTV series of interviews with a range of creatives. “We wanted to create something we felt was part of our DNA.” What started as a streetwear brand producing T-shirts is now a multi-label store selling coveted items from clothing and accessories to even furniture. [More]