This year’s limited-edition Le Pliage Cuir for Chinese New Year stars a delightful bovine munching on a stem, with the daisy extended up to the flap where the snap fastener is located at the flower’s centre. The tote comes in pink or black colourway. Collectible accessories such as a bag charm of a baby’s milk bottle complete the capsule collection.
The Italian house looks to the East to enlist Doraemon in this special festive collaboration. Sporting a new look of little horns and clad in a luxurious gold-toned coat, the playful Japanese robot cat has fun with the GG motif in the Doraemon x Gucci collection, which also marks the manga’s 50th anniversary.
Dolce & Gabbana
The new capsule collection is bursting with colours as the Italian duo give their iconic prints a graphic facelift with innovative treatments. Juxtaposed against geometric and animal motifs, artistic designs from Sicilian carts and majolica (tin-glazed pottery) take the collection comprising menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and accessories to bold and beyond.
Celine by Hedi Slimane
Exclusively available at its The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands boutique, the Triomphe Embroidery – its link motif is inspired by the chain encircling the Arc de Triomphe – is enhanced with the contrast of vintage pink. This Chinese New Year capsule debuts the Tambour bag and the Boston bag in a new mini size.
To ring in the Chinese New Year, artistic director Kim Jones refreshed his collaboration with surfer-turned-artist Shawn Stussy. This exclusive capsule presents an ox motif and “Dior” in Stussy’s signature graffiti style in navy blue, white or red (“the colour of life” according to Monsieur Dior). The collection includes Saddle and Rider bags, B23 and B27 sneakers, in addition to accessories such as jewellery with hand-applied strass.
Kate Spade New York
Created in 1928, Clarabelle Cow teams up with fellow Disney gal pals Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck to make this Year of the Ox one to remember. The charming trio of Clarabelle & Friends inject nostalgic appeal to this six-piece capsule of modern silhouettes, ranging from roomy totes to a chain wallet or sweatshirt.
The maison honours the festive season with a capsule collection bearing interpretations of the ox for men and women. Among the varied portrayals in print, embroidery and jacquard, sophisticated expressions include those featuring glittery crystal and gold-bead embroidery over the 4G logo, as well as a digitised “Givenchy” print with a glowing effect.
(Main and featured image: Givenchy)