Celebrate the Year of the Pig With the Best Chinese New Year Releases
Dior, Louis Vuitton, adidas Originals and more get into the festive spirit.
Those who’re familiar with Chinese New Year traditions would know that wearing newly-bought clothes on New Year’s Day is important for setting the tone for the rest of the year. In celebration of the Year of the Pig, we’re eyeing at new footwear and accessories that will help us start the year off in the most stylish manner.
From Pharrell and adidas‘ sneaker collaboration to Louis Vuitton‘s cute, pig-shaped jewelry, we’re highlighting some of the best CNY fashion releases this year. If you’re looking to acquire brand new things for other corners of your life, below you’ll find limited-edition launches ranging from beauty products to home decor as well.
Three different iterations of the Nike Air VaporMax have arrived in new colorways inspired by Chinese new Year. The 2019 version sees a sleek, translucent upper and a golden sole unit, while the 2.0 model gets a black upper accented by a gold Swoosh. If you’re thinking of getting yourself a pair of bold, red kicks for the new year, look to the Utility style dressed in “University Red.” All three options retail at $190 USD and can be purchased online at Feature.
From cardholders and scarves, to the Book Tote and the Lady Dior bag, Maria Grazia Chiuri has given some of Dior‘s beloved products a festive makeover. Reinterpreting the house’s iconic fabric, toile de Jouy, the floral patterned items boast vibrant red accents and gold hardware that make them the perfect accessories for Chinese New Year. Explore and shop the collection at select Dior boutiques.
To celebrate Lunar New Year, Dover Street Market has tapped a number of brands and collaborators to create exclusive T-shirts inspired by the Year of the Pig. In addition to the designs by Awake NY, BAPE, doublet and Snoopy pictured above, the lineup also features Noah, CLOT and more. Find the entire range in-store at all of DSM’s locations and online at its E-Shop.
Getting into the festive spirit, Charlotte Tilbury has released a special gift set perfect for skincare lovers who’re looking to be glowy all year round. The bundle comes with the Mini Magic Cream, the color-correcting Brightening Youth Glow primer, the fan-favorite Mini Goddess Skin Clay Mask, as well as the editor-approved Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask. Retailing for $112 USD, the gift set can be purchased at Charlotte Tilbury’s web store.
From key holders to jewelry, Louis Vuitton is celebrating Lunar New Year with a range of pig and Chinese zodiac-inspired products. Head to the brand’s website to search for your LV-monogrammed lucky charm.
Three Stripes and its longtime collaborator Pharrell Williams have linked up to create a Chinese New Year-themed release this year. Slated to drop on February 11, the special pack is made up of festive colorways of the SolarHu Glide and the BYW silhouette. The former will retail for $150 USD, while the latter prices out at $250 USD. Pick them up in your size at adidas.com.
Feast your eyes on Olympia Le-Tan‘s limited-edition collaboration with philanthropist and Met Gala donor Wendy Yu. An ode to Chinese culture, the handbag collection features a range of clutches designed with motifs like the logo of White Rabbit candy, as well as first edition book covers of famous titles like Dream of the Red Chamber.
Each of these works of art take up to 300 hours to make, with handmade, wool felt embroideries created in the Olympia Le-Tan Parisian atelier. Only 16 of each style will be available, with pricing ranging from £930 GBP to £1,515 GBP (approx. $1,228 – 2,000 USD). Find them at Net-a-Porter and The Shop at Bluebird.
It’s a tradition for many Chinese families to decorate their homes with flowers, lanterns and red couplets during this time of the year. In true millennial fashion, artist Juno Shen has come up with a collection of neon art works that are just as appropriate for the festive season, except they look way cooler than your typical CNY banners.
Entitled “In Your Favor,” said series by the Beijing-born, New York-based creative features three neon light pieces inspired by the Chinese symbols “foresight,” “happiness” and “luck” respectively. Each design is of limited quantity, and is available at $988 USD. Pre-order them online.
The Reebok Daytona and Instapump Fury have received a golden makeover that symbolizes good luck and fortune for the new year. The metallic accents are offset by predominantly white uppers and clean sole units, making them easy to dress up or down for different occasions. On the heel of both silhouettes, you’ll also find the Chinese name of the sports brand embroidered with regal gold thread. These CNY styles are now available in-store at Reebok locations in Hong Kong.
The cult-loved SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has switched up its packaging in celebration of the Year of the Pig. The limited-edition release sees the sleek bottle covered in matte red and accented by a pink, pig tail-like detail. This skincare gem retails for $1,380 HKD (approx. $176 USD) and can now be found at SK-II counters and stores in Hong Kong.
BAPE fans would probably want to get their hands on this limited-edition tea pot set. Placed neatly inside a BAPE camo-printed box, the drinkware is directly inspired by traditional Chinese tea culture. It comes with four cups as well as a tea pot embossed with the brand’s iconic APE Head insignia and the Chinese saying, “猿人不打猿人,” which translates as Ape Shall Never Kill Ape.
Priced at $1,999 HKD (approx. $255 USD), this collectible item can be found at BAPE Hong Kong locations. Those who spend over $12,000 HKD (approx. $1,530 USD) in-store will be able to receive the set as a gift.
Boasting a futuristic “Blade Grey” makeup and gold accents, this special-edition Solo3 Wireless headphone design from Beats by Dre is printed with graphics of a wild boar. Find them online at apple.com for $2,228 HKD (approx. $284 USD).
If you’re looking to step up your skincare game, look no further than Sunday Riley‘s Lunar New Year kit. It comes with four of the beauty brand’s best-selling products including the Ceramic Slip Cleanser, the Luna Sleeping Night Oil, the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, as well as the C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum. Shop this $50 USD kit ($72 USD value) on sundayriley.com.
How adorable are these pig-themed masks from TONYMOLY? This Lunar New Year, the K-beauty brand has released a pack of hydrating sticker sheet masks (with super-cute designs, no less) that are created to tackle patches that need attention. To achieve that healthy glow, reach for the Golden Pig Honey Collagen Mask, which is formulated with Hydrolyzed Collagen and Squalene that help firm, lift, rejuvenate the skin. Both products are now available at TONYMOLY’s website.
For its Chinese New Year capsule collection, Marni has made a small piglet as the key symbol of the range. From the reimagined Big Foot sneakers characterized by furry uppers, to statement-making gold jewelry, the special release can now be found at Marni boutiques worldwide.