February might be the month of love, but it’s also the celebration of the Chinese New Year (February 12) — and designers are seeing red in more ways than one, keeping in theme with the Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Ox.
A symbol of hard work, strength and honesty, the sign also stands for positivity — which these designers have captured in their capsule collections.
Here are some of our favourite, must-have pieces from the collections.
Known for their suiting and tailoring, Boss released a capsule collection to celebrate the Year of the Ox. The womenswear collection features lightweight dresses and tailored separates with an emphasis on comfort. The men's wear collection fuses Boss’s classic tailoring through loungewear, silk shirts and even reversible water-repellent jackets.
Our pick: Reversible jacket with lustrous and ox-head-print sides
Hoping to honour the Year of the Ox, Burberry has released a limited-edition collection peppered with the Thomas Burberry Monogram Motif and an original illustration both inspired by the Chinese zodiac. New, and signature pieces are updated in a bold, red colourway.
Our pick: Check Technical Merino Wool Jacquard Cardigan
Dior has joined creative forces with artist Shawn Stussy to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The men’s capsule collection combines Dior’s elegance with Stussy’s skate-style, with pieces adorning zodiac animal, the ox.
Our pick: B23 High-Top Sneaker
To mark the new Lunar year, Gucci has combined the celebrations for the Year of the Ox with the 50th anniversary of manga and anime character Daeremon — a cat-type robot. The Daeremon x Gucci collection features a series of items adorning the cat in both his classic blue, and playfully “disguised” as an ox, with a red colourway prominent throughout.
Our pick: Doraemon x Gucci medium duffel bag
Welcoming in the Chinese New Year, Louis Vuitton have cutesy-ed up the ox and applied it to a special selection of leather goods, accessories and other precious tokens.
Our pick: Chinese New Year Bag Charm and Key Holder
As an ode to the Chinese Zodiac, the luxe jewellery brand has released a magical collection of crystal pendants in the shape of an ox, which imbue charm and beauty in perfect harmony.
Our pick: Ox Ornament
Adding to its Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese Zodiac collection, Vacheron Constantin has created two new timepieces with the sign of the ox on its dial — available in platinum or pink gold. Limited to 12, the timepieces combine the technical excellence of Caliber 2460 G4 with the beauty of artistic crafts.
Our pick: Métiers D'art The Legend Of The Chinese Zodiac — Year Of The Ox (pink gold)