Though the pandemic continues to overshadow Lunar New Year, with public festivities once again pared back, millions of people around the world will still be ushering in a year of good fortune today; happiness, good health and prosperity. From Gucci and Versace to Valentino and Fendi, the Year Of The Tiger has seen luxury houses accent their red and gold pieces with roaring water tiger motifs. Ahead, our top 10 luxury fashion buys to kickstart that fierce festival spirit.
Versace Lunar New Year Tiger Jacket, Dhs6,850 SHOP NOW
Especially designed for Lunar New Year 2022, this red and gold polyester with cotton trim jacket from Versace is decorated with the tiger motif on its back. This opulent, retro flair is a roaring beginning to this Chinese New Year’s Hot List.
Dolce & Gabbana Tiger Print patent leather mules, Dhs4,212, SHOP NOW
These patent leather mules fuse D&G’s iconic leopard design on its innersole with a new red tiger print. A flashy, gold logo heel, 3 inches in height, will pair well with denim for day or date.
Valentino Garavani small vsling grainy calfskin handbag, DHS9,400, SHOP NOW
Today is a mere excuse to purchase this Valentino classic. The strong tart red handbag can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder and is finished with antique metal hardware and buttery nappa lining. Little protective feet mean it can sit at a restaurant table upright like the standup piece it is.
Kenzo K Climbing Tshirt, dhs1,359, SHOP NOW
The house of Kenzo have released a “Year Of The Tiger” capsule collection with this tee at its centre. Blending traditional inspiration with contemporary elegance, the ‘K Climbing Tiger’ design is uniquely embroidered on its organic cotton back.
Fendi Colibrí heel, DHS3,650, SHOP NOW
Move over F heel, there’s a new micromesh slingback in town. The Colibrí collection have elasticated ribbons that delicately wrap around the foot, and a pointed toe that is embellished in velvet FF motif. The red enamelled heel is today’s top buy.
Bottega Veneta cat eye sunglasses, DHs 1,343, SHOP NOW
Bottega Veneta always produce a showstopper and when it comes to the Italian brand’s eyewear collection, a red BV cat-eye adds that extra dose of glamour. The red tinted lenses will modernise even the most basic of outfits.
Gucci Lunar Nee Year GG Small Tote Bag With ‘Gucci Tiger’, dhs7,401, SHOP NOW
The bold, red “Gucci Tiger” typeface make this retro, collegiate tote one from our dreams. The beige and ebony GG Supreme is a material with low environmental impact too, an important note at this inflection point in the world.
Dior Dway Slide, Dhs4,004, SHOP NOW
Call it a sign of the times but slides have become the standout trend of the past two years. Versatile and modern, this style from Dior features the black and red Cupidon motif, and its rubber sole is engraved with a star, Christian Dior’s lucky symbol.
TOD’S shoulder bag in leather mini, Dhs8,375, SHOP Now
This mini bag was created especially for Chinese New Year. The smooth Italian leather and branded metal piece is a timeless investment piece for oneself. A standout in sartorial stakes, and a quiet reminder of the luck and prosperity that befit its owner.
Alexander McQueen single breasted crepe blazer, dhs6,79, SHOP NOW
A structured power blazer feels a fitting vibe for 2022. In “lust red”, this piece boats notched lapels, shaping darts and patch pockets. Expertly made in Italy, with a single-button fastening, McQueen is the ultimate buy this LNY.