Are you ready to welcome the Year of the Tiger? The Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals in the Chinese culture—representing the start of spring, and a new year of good luck and possibilities, while symbolically sweeping the events of the past year away. Besides spring cleaning and gathering with friends and family, shopping for new clothes are definitely one of the most enjoyable aspects of the festival. Who doesn’t love shopping for celebration-appropriate attire?
Fittingly, fashion brands are already rolling out their special capsules for the season. Taking inspiration from the regal tiger, the collections pay homage to the Spring Festival in rip-roaring fashion: from Gucci’s lush illustration based on a late 1960s archival design by Vittorio Accornero (the creator of the house’s iconic Flora design‚ to Prada’s special edition prints, or Balenciaga’s striking tiger-stripe motifs. Auspicious colours such as orange and red make up a tiger’s share of the colour palettes as well, being used in ready-to-wear, bags, shoes and accessories.
So kick off your Chinese New Year on the right foot, and shop Tatler’s edit of the best pieces from the capsule collections.
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