On February 1, the start of the Lunar New Year, we enter the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. Given the animal’s signature striped fur, the holidays have inspired many designers and beauty brands to launch capsule collections featuring the motif. Balenciaga bet on fluffy black and orange fleece, Gucci embellished sweaters and clutch bags with friendly felines, and Louis Vuitton, Nike and Burberry released their own tiger-inspired pieces. You can even stock up your vanity with Lunar New Year promotions from Shiseido and Colourpop. Also prominently in these releases: the color red, which is associated with luck and prosperity in Chinese culture. It’s a tradition to swap festive red envelopes filled with cash, but why not add a shiny red touch on Alexander McQueen’s bucket bag to the gift mix? Here are some of our favorite pieces for anyone looking to signal the start of a new era in style.
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Add some festive energy to any winter ensemble with this high impact bag.
A comfortable fleece that any daring fashion lover would appreciate.
A subtle flash of stripe for the sneakerhead of your life.
A conversation starter and the perfect size to store a phone, wallet and keys.
Another cozy room with a fluffy embroidered friend.
Everything you need for a glowing winter beauty look.
We love this stylish take on a Chinese mountain motif by Diesel.
Ferragamo commissioned artist Sun Yuan and Peng Yu to design this limited edition print inspired by the Year of the Tiger.
This charm locket, set with a sapphire tiger symbol, will be cherished for years to come.
Tigers and Gucci go hand in hand, especially on this colorful mesh.
A perfect pair of everyday sneakers with a little tiger illustration by designer Dahan Chung.
Soft and subtle, this charm has all the assets of a lucky talisman.
For the skincare obsessed: Shiseido has released a limited edition version of their favorite cult anti-aging serum, which features a roaring tiger.