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Lunar New Year 2022, which begins February 1, marks the Year of the Tiger, and high fashion has responded to the annual celebration with a flurry of striped, printed and otherwise chunky drops that should make any stylish individual purr with delight.
Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and more star in LNY’s variety of festive releases, invoking both the traditional holiday red and gold palette and the lazy blue of this year’s Water Tiger zodiac. . From conservation initiatives to five-digit watches to t-shirts, there are myriad ways to represent your stripes. Browse the best version of LNY below and Happy New Year!
Prada “Action in the Year of the Tiger”
The Prada Group took a different and acclaimed approach to the party, introducing a matching campaign involving filming with Chinese superstars Li Yifeng and Chun Xia, an “invitation to all talent under 30 in art schools in China as well as internationally. those, to produce their own personal interpretation of the tiger,” and a donation to Walk with the tiger and the leopard program, a conversational effort to save the endangered Amur tiger.
Ginori Tiger Square Valet Tray
Italian design icon Ginori 1735 has been making beautiful homewares for hundreds of years (the company was famously founded in 1735, hence the name), and they mark the year of the tiger with a tray of an exquisite valet, with a white tiger operating in stark contrast to the predominantly red porcelain top.
Dolce & Gabbana NS1 Tiger Print Trainers
Dolce & Gabbana took the ‘nothing’s too much’ approach with their special-edition NS1 trainers, and we’re actually fans of the tiger-on-tiger look; it’s the right amount of maximalist fun in an often otherwise boring field. The futuristic rubberized calf leather and premium nylon kicks are handmade in Italy and will surely stand out in a crowd.
Burberry Lunar New Year Collection
A choice has been made. That pick was the Tigers. Just roll with it. Burberry is going full swing into the Lunar New Year with apparel and accessories infused with the iconic Burberry beige, with a predator printed on everything from jacquard sweaters to silk short sleeves.
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini credit card holder
A decidedly subtle reinterpretation of party iconography, the Gancini portfolio leans heavily on the Lunar New Year colors and classic Salvatore Ferragamo craftsmanship.
Reversible bucket hat Nobis x Fete Chinoise
Whichever way you wear it – striped side or plain and discreet red – this Nobis reversible bucket is the best way to accessorize the new year. Can you say party hat?
Capsule Dior and Kenny Scharf
Dior tapped American painter and graffiti artist Kenny Scharf for a collection of dreamy cartoon tigers, and we can’t get enough. Scharf’s illustrations are splashed onto t-shirts and knitwear. The whole thing reads like art school chic – very tasteful.
Arnold and Sons Perpetual Moon Year of the Tiger Watch
What makes a quality watch? An eye for design? Impeccably formatted mechanics? A larger than life price tag? We’d say all three, and the Arnold and Sons Perpetual Moon Year of the Tiger Chronograph, limited to eight pieces, checks every box to perfection. The 42mm 18k red gold case watch is hand-engraved and polished, and it not only tracks seconds, minutes and hours, but also moon phases via its mother-of-pearl disc with added Super-LumiNova .
Gucci Tiger Collar Sweatshirt
Gucci’s collection sticks to the bold sartorial machinations of Italian labels; red and blue striped rugby feels preppy in its own right, with just enough cat-like intrigue to keep things interesting.
Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar Chronograph
A “new edition of the traditional Chinese calendar”, Swiss watchmakers Blancpain present a special edition watch for the Lunar New Year. Beautifully etched with a metallic cat, this is perhaps the most luxurious way to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.
Jil Sanders Tiger Project Year
There’s an understated elegance to Jil Sanders’ designs, and her incorporation of Lunar New Year-themed imagery continues that trend. Black and white serve as the basis for soft tiger prints on crewneck sweaters and printed jackets.
Saint Laurent in-store exclusives
YSL has concocted a special year of the tiger capsule, only available in-store for those lucky enough to find themselves within reach of a Saint Laurent flagship. The brand’s premium basics get the feline treatment, with a special appearance of a certain not-so-pink panther.
Versace Lunar New Year Tiger T-shirt
Take this year’s zodiac sign and some Versace streetwear sensibility and you’ve got a pretty good combination. This special edition cotton t-shirt is a great addition to any wardrobe, no matter what you’re celebrating.
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