As Chinese New Year festivities are about to kick off all over Asia and the world, we put together a list of luxury gifts to treat your loved ones – and yourself – and welcome the Year of the Ox in style.
The luxury sneaker is a must have for today’s fashionista. Our favourite this season comes from famed shoemaker Roger Vivier. This special white and red edition of the Viv’ Skate sneaker comes with the maison’s signature crystal buckle.
The ruby-red gemstone-covered clutch from boutique Italian label Fregoli is a lovely, sparkly, attention-grabbing piece for events and date night.
This red and multi-coloured Chinese Zodiac printed silk foulard scarf from Shanghai Tang is full of femininity and flair. A perfect accessory and gift for Chinese New Year.
Available from Mr Porter, the Smythson cross-grain leather backgammon set is perfect for all those cosy nights in.
The name Fawaz Gruosi still resonates within the world of haute joaillerie; his style is unmistakably audacious and glamorous. The Florence-born jeweller has now re-entered the market under his own namesake brand, and is set to dazzle us once more with his bold creations, such as this rose-gold bracelet dripping with marquise-cut and round rubies.
We’re loving the elegance of the Celine 16 coral strap bag with thick fabric contrast and removable strap for extra versatility. Combining a touch of minimalistic sportiness with a classically pool Celine, this model is a perfect item for Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day.
Giorgio Armani has released a Chinese New Year capsule featuring garments in different shades of red. In a more subdued burgundy, this jacket can be dressed both up or down.
In time for the Chinese New Year festivities, Fred has dressed up its Chance Infinie collection in a livery of crimson and gold. The universal symbol of the looping figure 8 is now set with rubies and pavé diamonds in pink gold, to bring lasting good fortune and prosperity to its wearers.
It looks like a gorgeous, glittery, crystal-covered stiletto, but these red bottoms are actually a surrealist zip-up clutch bag guaranteed to provide a talking point at parties. Trust Christian Louboutin to throw us such a gloriously witty bone.
Bang & Olufsen
Promising longer playtime and uncompromising sound, these new Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX headphones in a gorgeous dark maroon are the perfect gift for the music lover.
A Chinese New Year capsule by Givenchy introduces Ox motifs and a selection of sharp, street- inspired men’s and womenswear in black and red hues that tap the younger generation’s brand fandom. Casual tees, jackets, cigarette pants — urban essentials and sleek accessories in an ode to the Year of the Ox, “heralding an auspicious period of togetherness, hope and bright horizons”.
Over the years, Qeelin’s Wulu has appeared in a range of vibrant colours, from minimalist designs to intricate motifs. This year, the brand presents the new Wulu Lace Red Agate collection, inspired by the traditional art of Chinese paper cutting. The auspicious red agate is intricately carved, encased in rose gold and outlined with diamonds.
We don’t need to sacrifice comfort for style with this pair of Berluti Stellar 1 Sneakers. The shoes are discreetly printed with the house’s monogram.
One of our favourite lunar new year shoots comes from Fendi, which mixes modern style with old-world elegance. The CNY capsule of chic red- and rose- hued separates and special-edition accessories is an instant winner.