If you belong to the bunch of people to whom the many shades of red, pink and gold are the go-to palette you swear by, February is a time for your treasure hunt! The weeks spanning from Chinese New Year to Valentine’s Day are the time fashion brands and beauty giants to spoil their fans with treats and treasures featuring either the scarlet/ gold/ rosy colours or the limited oriental graphics, or both!
We rummage through shelves and counters, and discover some of the best limited editions to quench your thirst for colour red this Chinese New Year.
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Michael Kors’ iconic shoulder bag is your perfect investment purchase for Chinese New Year. The sparkling, crystal-studded gold petal brooch and gold-tone chains are perfectly contrasted with the lush, luxurious red coloured of the quilted leather body.
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The Lunar New Year Collection from Bobbi Brown ticks all the Chinese New Year boxes thanks to its stunning gold/ red colour tone. Included in the set is Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, Luxe Lip Color, Luxe Eye Shadow and Crystal Drama Eye Palette.
Price: From THB1,300-2,550
What could be a better way to spice up your look than adding a red accent to it? COS’s Lunar New Year collection features an interesting set of Scarlett-coloured items, but our pick is none other than this red bum bag — minimal, functional and altogether très chic.
Ferragamo celebrates Chinese New Year with a big collection of accessories, leather goods, shoes, and silks bearing a unique floral print ‘Auspicious Pig’ designed exclusively for the line. The golden animal is complimented by the nation’s traditional red, signifying wealth, fortune and prosperity.
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MCM’s cult hit Stark backpack is shining in red this celebratory season. Decorated with white Logo Visetos, the bag comes with adjustable strap, front pocket and laptop/ tablet pocket. A cross between practical function and aesthetic perfection!
NARS’ limited-edition Lunar New Year collection sees all its iconic matte black package painted bold, vivid red. Adorned in never-before-seen audacious scarlet packaging, the exclusive series features three new shades of Powermatte Lip Pigment: Flame, Firework, Firecracker and a chic, new Cushion Compact Case.
Price: THB1,090 for Powermatte Lip Pigment and THB550 for Cushion Case.
The chic crossbody from Furla’s Spring 2019 collection comes with a new graphic twist for the Chinese New Year season. The details are inspired by oriental aesthetics, and designed according to the lunar zodiac sign, featuring pigs with pink flowers on a red background.
What would an iconic brand like SK-II do when it wants to ride the Chinese New Year bandwagon without being overtly literal about it? Instead of putting a little pink pig on its cult hit Facial Treatment Essence, it takes only a motif — a twirl of line that evokes that cute little tail of a pig, all on saturated red bottle.