With the Chinese New Year approaching this week, we can look forward to plenty of fun and food on our house visits. But along with all of that, are relatives that will make anything and everything worth comparing (or not) a competitive sport. To deflect enquiries on your relationship status, how is your burgeoning career going, or why didn’t you do well enough to study law at Harvard, you can have a go at these exclusive CNY capsule collections to dazzle them as distraction. You should check out our first round-up for more very mice CNY collections as additional options when you get battle-ready to fend off your relatives.
If all else fails, well then you’ll at least look great struggling through their incessant interrogations, and that counts for something… we think.
Charles & Keith
One of Singapore’s most successful homegrown labels – Charles & Keith, is celebrating new beginnings this CNY with a capsule collection that takes literal inspiration from Year of The Rat. Ballerina flats and bags featuring in this launch comes adorned with embroidered mouse faces and little pink ears! Adorable? Yes. Bold? Definitely. But for those without a penchant for adventurous dressing, fret not, there are also delightful floral-embroidered bags and pointed-toe mules for your consideration.
The Charles & Keith Year of The Rat capsule collection is now available islandwide and online.
Cult Japanese streetwear brand EVISU’s latest denim capsule collection pays homage to the Lunar New Year of the Rat. Featuring in this limited edition collection is the ‘Year of the Rat’ Selvedge Denim Jacket and ‘Year of the Rat’ Carrot-fit Selvedge Denim Jeans embroidered with the eponymous Japanese god of fortune dancing animatedly amongst clouds. The exquisite embroidery in this collection also represents the rat in a pictographic design on the Daicock. The set also comes in an ornate black gift box with a gold numbered leather tag and the Chinese character for Rat printed on it. With just 500 sets available worldwide, these pieces are more than just clothes – they’re a one-of-a-kind luxurious collectable.
The EVISU 2020 Lunar New Year Capsule collection is now available online.
The Jar of Salt x Embrace Jewellery
Support local with a good cause with The Jar of Salt x Embrace Jewellery Collection this CNY! With each purchase from this collection till 8 May 2020, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. This exclusive collection of eight fun and indulgent jewellery pieces are also easy to love with vibrant motifs of cheongsams, sarong kebayas, tiffin carriers, and Peranakan tiles! Just the perfect cherry on top you need to put together your perfect outfit this CNY!
The Jar of Salt x Embrace Jewellery collection is now available at Embrace+ Club Street and Tanglin Mall stores and Embrace Jewellery counter at Takashimaya Level 1.
German luxury label MCM takes inspiration from the iconic Bauhaus design movement and Chinese Tangram puzzles for its bold graphics of the rat for CNY! This capsule collection seamlessly blends MCM’s classic motifs with colourful shapes and patterns to celebrate the cultural sensibilities of both countries in tandem. Pieces featuring in this collection include the Backpack, Belt Bag, Shopper, and Tote in MCM’s Classic Cognac and Viva Red leather and Visetos. Additionally, if being bolder is part of your resolution this year, check out the vibrant ready-to-wear assortment that guarantees to add robustness to your lifestyle narrative.
The MCM Lunar New Year capsule collection is now available in selected stores islandwide and online.
New Balance wishes you a mice day this CNY with its Year Of The Rat Pack, featuring the label’s 1500, 670, and 577 MADE UK models! Preferring the subtle route when dressing you for the festivities, New Balance fans will find the uniquely-designed auspicious red insoles and the adorable rat patch beneath the shoe’s tongue to be quite a fun welcome addition to their sneaker collection. And we are sure they will make for a great segue steering pesky questions away this holidays.
The New Balance Year Of The Rat Pack is now available at its Jewel Changi, Suntec City Mall, Paragon, Velocity, Bugis Junction, and Vivo City stores, as well as at Limited Edt Vault 313@Somerset.
Oakley dives deeper into cultural interpretations of the Metal Rat for inspiration behind its special capsule collection for CNY! The fun and energetic pieces are designed especially for those born under the zodiac sign – said to be intuitive, reactive, filled with energy, committed to staying fit, and with an adventurous approach to life. Chase your own fortune with this collection’s eyewear, backpacks, t-shirts, and hoodies for an auspicious good time in 2020!
The Oakley Chinese New Year capsule collection is now available from $29 – $279 at the Oakley flagship store at Marina Bay Sands.
Sparkle your way through your house visits this Chinese New Year with Pandora’s CNY 2020 Collection! Best known for their intricately-crafted charms in both sterling silver and 18k gold-plated blend, the new Pandora Moments Chinese Zodiac Charms bear the likeness of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. Each charm from the collection features dazzling brilliant-cut cubic zirconia for eyes, life-like details, and the most adorable crown resembling the brand’s monogram!
Given that it’s the Year of the Rat, Pandora will also be launching their Mickey and Minnie Mouse charms updated with traditional Chinese outfits. Pair these latest pieces with the Pandora Moments Red Woven Leather Bracelet to invite all the prosperity into your life while looking fashionable.
The Pandora Chinese New Year 2020 Collection is now available at all Pandora stores and online.
Pomelo celebrates the blossoming of prosperous new beginnings by materialising the beauty of natural landscapes found in the Far East for its CNY collection! The extensive 100+ piece collection features traditional qipao dresses, statement blouses, and soft-tailored blazers in auspicious hues of scarlet red, champagne gold, and hints of blue. Fusing the best of modern considered silhouettes with unshakable traditional details, the key pieces offer fashion-forward women easy access to incorporate mandarin collars, feather trims, and knot buttons into their festive and everyday wardrobe. Pomelo fans can also naturally expect intricate florals and fruit prints across this collection, so don’t give it a miss this CNY!
The Pomelo Chinese New Year 2020 collection is now available in-store at 313@Somerset and online. Prices start from $24.
From 6 January to 1 March, customers who shop online will enjoy 20% off their next purchase when they spend a minimum of $100.
Renowned Italian label TOD’s commemorates CNY with a special series of elegant leather goods, handsomely made in red, silver, and gold to spread prosperity in the new year ahead. Featuring in this collection is a red leather pochette, a bi-colour leather top handle bag, a crossbody bag, and bracelets with charms in the shapes of cheese and Chinese characters. Known for its intelligence as the first animal of the zodiac, embody the spirit of the rat with a decisive purchase at TOD’s to add a touch of sophistication to your CNY.