Red is the name of the game for Chinese New Year, as the colour is believed to bring us fortune and joy in the coming year. Whether you’re planning to honour the tradition of wearing red or rock a different look with subtle auspicious motifs, these streetwear items will keep you looking fresh and on theme for the festivities.


While Kenzo’s tiger remains the icon in the brand’s Chinese New Year capsule collection, the rat is the hero of this lunar year. Inspired by 1950s comic book codes and 1970s kung-fu films, the collection combines a 1990s style elevated with a festive mood. The “Kung Fu Rat” character appears on the backpack, trainers, T-shirts and sweaters. 

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It couldn’t be more fitting to have one of Disney’s most iconic characters, Mickey Mouse, to represent the Chinese zodiac sign of the rat. Gucci’s collaboration with Disney sees five pairs of footwear options, each adorned with—you guessed it—a Mickey Mouse motif. 

The Rhyton sneaker is an ode to Gucci’s signature thick-sole shoe, with comes in an ivory leather with a vintage graphic of Mickey on the mid-panels. The rest of the footwear collection consists of an Ace sneaker, slip-on and slipper.

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Virgil Abloh celebrates the Chinese holiday with an Off-White Lunar New Year collection, featuring hoodies, T-shirts, pants, hats and bags in a colour palette of mostly red and black. 

Items in the limited edition capsule are adorned with a message of “Good Luck” with “Year of the Rat” text in red, as well as pink floral motifs which represents wealth, beauty and longevity. 

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This Chinese New Year, Moschino presents an avant-garde take on the traditional festival with a festive capsule collection featuring “Mickey Rat”. Highlight a youthful, varsity athletic feel, the collection comprises everything from sneakers, backpacks to cardigans.

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