The Lunar New Year begins on February 1st, and it seems we’ll be seeing a lot of tiger stripes from luxury brands during the festivities.
Luxury brands have launched their zodiac-themed collection earlier this year in preparation for the Chinese New Year, which happens to be the Year of the Tiger. Although traditionally, red clothes are worn on this occasion, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to wear roaring prints to ward off evil spirits.
Balenciaga has got you covered from head to toe this Chinese New Year with a 57-piece capsule. The orange, black, and white palette coupled with Balenciaga’s iconic logo highlight the animal’s boldness and the brand’s creativity. Watch out for the Hourglass Mini Handbag and take center stage with your brand new stripes.
This year, Coach returns with a new collection inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. The designer brand ties together the tiger theme and color red to symbolize luck, happiness, and good fortune, and even dressed Rexy the Mascot for the occasion. If you’re unsure which item to checkout, the Dempsey Tote 22 with Tiger Print is worth considering.
Fendi participates in the festivities with a unique capsule collection inspired by persons born in the Year of the Tiger: enthusiasm, courageousness, and vigor. The collection includes classics like the Baguette Messenger and ready-to-wear pieces like casual tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, knits, and outerwear boasting Siberian tiger prints.
Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s affinity with nature’s beauty influenced the design of this Tiger collection. Lush greenery and flowers merge with Gucci’s trademark logo to create a modern set that’s wearable even after the holiday. Spot the feline on a range of clothing and accessories, including t-shirts and sweaters and the popular Rhyton and Ace shoes.
Miu Miu welcomes the Year of the Tiger with a limited-edition T-shirt line. It’s a fun and playful collection presenting big cats in animation, including the beloved Tigger from the Winnie the Pooh series and Disney’s Tillie Tiger. If you’re going for a more casual but charming look, this should be your pick.
Art Macky Arquilla