The Lunar New Year falls on 12 February, 2021, marking the start of the Year of the Ox.
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Ox is modest and simple, complementing the lowkey CNY celebrations to come this year. Nevertheless, it’s tradition to bring in good luck and prosperity with the colour red, and here we have a list of auspicious accessories to rock for luck all year long, in fact.
Bags to keep your ang pau(s)
Kate Spade has partnered with Disney for a collection starring characters from Clarabelle & Friends. Within the collection comprising of ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories, the bags have our hearts (and money) — with the cutest company that reminds us to celebrate childlike wonder.
But if your style leans towards classic elegance, Michael Kors also has a CNY collection that draws inspiration from classic Chinese cinema. Vignettes and stills have influenced the brand’s 2021 Capsule Collection, with our top pick here as the iconic SoHo shoulder bag specially redesigned in red and black tweed.
Another cute carry — or two — is the Chinese New Year renditions of Longchamp‘s iconic Le Pliage Cuir, in small and miniature sizes. Available in black and pink, the origami-inspired designs feature a lucky design of a cow and a daisy.
Heirloom jewellery for luck
If you’ve been flirting with the idea of investment heirloom jewellery, why not during the most auspicious time of the year? SUEN Atelier‘s Golden Honeycomb: The Sweetest Jade Collection features a pair of beautiful Mui Fa Lok jadeite earrings. This type of jade is very rare, bearing a pattern found of Japanese deers by the same name. Mui Fa Lok jadeite is coveted for its vivid green colouration and brilliance.
‘Must be Love’ is the newest collection from Bowerhaus, the sister brand of Sereni & Shentel. The collection was designed to kindle the feeling of falling in love, and it’s definitely love at first start with the necklace, Endless Love , a green jadeite hand kotted piece with a pendant.
Don’t forget your face mask!
Fendi‘s face mask cover has a lot to unpack — and we’re not talking about its cute little pouch with a golden hook. The design showcases Chrysanthemum to represent longevity, while Peony is a known symbol of prosperity, beauty and honour. Pink plum blossoms are considered the most symbolic flower of all with each of its five petals standing for happiness, good fortune, longevity, success and harmony. The mask cover is made of comfortable, breathable silk.
Throw on a pair of shades
Ray-Ban has collaborated with Asian Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art artist, Liu Sheng, for sunnies that embody the essence of Lunar New Year celebrations. Sheng was inspired to create this pair by the aesthetics of old folktale characters, especially ancient Chinese gods and fairy beasts.
Burberry is seeing red with a pair sporting the refreshed Thomas Burberry Monogram motif. The Ox adorns the temples of this chic, mod era-like sunglasses with its cat-eye frames.
New phone case? Sure
Moschino’s Jeremy Scott has designed a 16-piece capsule collection for this year’s Chinese New Year, encompassing dresses, sweaters, trousers, and bags, as well as accessories like scarves and iPhone cases. This design is available for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max.
And a watch for good measure (of time)
The Chinese New Year always has beautiful new watches to look forward to. Chopard is seeing in the new year with the L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox, with just 88 timepieces available in the world. Its Urushi lacquer dial is made by Japanese master lacquer artisans.
Louis Vuitton have also released their own take on the celebration with the Lunar New Year 2021 Tambour Horizon watch face, which you can customise with all 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. These dials are available on the Tambour Horizon connected watch.