Celebrate the Chinese New Year with these inspired products.
Who would have thought that a Chinese New Year-inspired capsule collection could look so chic? Sandro combines flirty femininity with a touch of punky attitude in this new range, which was produced especially for the new year occasion. The salmon-pink and gold shift dress with a ruffled bib neckline would be an ideal Valentine’s date outfit, while the athletic stripe-hemmed jumper is a great athleisure piece.
• From Dh760-1,100; available at Sandro stores in the UAE
Vision in red
With its special Chinese New Year collection, French leather goods label Longchamp takes “the Year of the Rooster” brief unapologetically literally. The capsule collection includes a red version of the Longchamp 3-D bag in calfskin, with a matching pouch and keychain, all embroidered with a peppy rooster motif.
• Price on request; available online at www.Longchamp.com
The current collection in Kate Spade stores includes a host of polka-dot prints, along with some new, kitschy accessories, including an undeniably cute monster character. And, to celebrate Chinese New Year, the New York-based brand also jumped on the rooster bandwagon, with the embellished hot-pink animal covering its staple Candace handbag.
• From Dh180; available at Kate Spade boutiques in the UAE
Bird on the beach
Rock your rooster on your swim shorts, with Vilebrequin’s design for Lunar New Year. The navy blue shorts flaunt a hand-drawn picture of a rooster embroidered in gold thread. The shorts are available for men, women and children but if you want a pair you’ll have to wait until they launch in UAE Vilebrequin locations in March.
• From Dh555; will be available at Vilebrequin stores in the UAE
The Joi de Vivre collection from Laura Mercier celebrates lightweight formulas with punchy pigments. The Velour Lovers lipsticks combine mango butter with mattifying powders for a smooth, velvety texture in shades of red that will complement your Chinese New Year buys. Joy is an upbeat magenta shade, Smile is a refreshing strawberry-red, and Happy is a rich watermelon tone.
• Dh130; available Laura Mercier counters in leading retailers
The new kaleidoscope-inspired watches from Aigner will appeal to consumers who seek out timepieces that are bold and colourful, but still carry a considerable touch of sophistication. If your New Year’s resolution is to be more punctual, consider splurging on a new timepiece.
• Dh2,400; available at Paris Gallery stores in the UAE