Consider this very millennial problem: It’s been a while since you’ve officially graduated from school. Maybe you’ve already been inducted into the corporate world for years. Then perhaps, like us, you have reached that point in life where everyone no longer feels obligated to hand you an angbao this CNY because you are earning a salary.
Feeling down? Well, you shouldn’t be! For all your hard work hustling overtime to meet deadlines, and staying awake in full-day meetings, you reserve the right to treat ‘yoself however you like!
To splurge on the most festive-appropriate wardrobe for 2020’s annual extravaganza of being Chinese, and where full-day snacking is supported behaviour, check out and shop these luxury collections commemorating the Year of the Metal Rat!
This year, in the haze of bakkwa bingeing, you shouldn’t forget that the most important purpose of CNY is the appreciation of familial bonds. Celebrating that message is Burberry with it’s Chinese New Year 2020 campaign and collection, featuring award-winning actress and ambassador Zhou Dongyu, along with exclusive Chinese models He Cong and Liang Jiyuan.
Expect the label’s staple pieces including the latest Lola bag, monogrammed scarves, Union sneakers, refined tailoring, and ready-to-wear favourites reworked in a vivid red that’s synonymous with all things auspicious in Chinese culture.
The Burberry Chinese New Year 2020 collection is available now in selected Burberry boutiques islandwide.
Chloé pays homage to the Lunar New Year by collaborating with artist Julie Verhoeven on a capsule collection featuring imaginative depictions of the Rat. Capturing the playful nature of the zodiac animal in vibrant animated strokes in energetic free-spirited poses, the Chloé pieces offer a refreshingly original and unexpected surprise take on CNY wear.
Outstanding yet elegant, tote the label’s signature Mini Chloé C and Aby Lock bags, small leather gifts, or step into the sporty Sonnie sneakers to stand out amongst the family crowd this holidays.
The Chloé Lunar New Year 2020 collection is available now in selected Chloé boutiques islandwide.
Because the Rat is known as the smartest animal in the zodiac, the Givenchy Year of the Rat capsule collection is conceived with a focus on versatility in dressing as an ode to freedom. Fans of the label will find the iconic Givenchy 4-G motif redesigned in a standout print resembling a labyrinth — an ingenious visual cue to represent the Rat as a master of its own world, one with distinctive qualities uncontainable by anyone else.
The exclusive motif appears on selected t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodies, and parka pieces in white or black for women and men in the capsule collection.
The Givenchy Year of the Rat capsule collection is available from $700 to $2,900 in-stores now.
This CNY, Disney’s biggest star Mickey Mouse is taking on a starring row in the luxury landscape with a Gucci campaign. Styled by Alessandro Michele and fronted by an eclectic mix of brand ambassadors, including actress Ni Ni, actor Earl Cave, and poet Zoë Bleu, the surreal campaign showcasing the capsule CNY campaign inspires a childlike, uninhibited spirit of today’s Gucci.
The specially designed lineup of CNY Gucci pieces embody a humorous and vintage look referenced from the label’s archives from the ‘80s. Play a game of Hidden Mickey with the little ones on key bags and small leather goods in the label’s iconic Mini GG Supreme canvas featuring the character all-over. Limited edition ready-to-wear pieces will also be available for the luxury lover, and for the kid-at-heart, but let’s be honest, these are way too cute for anyone to pass on.
The Gucci Year of the Mouse collection is available now in selected boutiques islandwide and online.
Kate Spade New York
Arguably, no other brand symbolises joy and optimism more than Kate Spade New York. Carry on that spirit of positivity literally with their CNY collection featuring Jerry Mouse from everyone’s favourite cat and mouse show! The playful collection features classic Kate Spade pieces reimagined with Jerry mischievously peaking out of his comfort zone to tempt you to include him amongst your bags collection.
The Kate Spade Lunar New Year with Tom and Jerry collection is available now in stores islandwide.
The first of all zodiac animals symbolise wealth and surplus amongst its many different cultural interpretations. For 2020, Moncler cashes in and commemorates CNY with a fun twist on its signature logo, to picture that of a mouse.
Used as a defining feature across the collection, pieces from the collection are kept to monochromatic minimal styles that are versatile to wear not just for the holidays, but for as long as you’d like. Nice touches of gold reiterating wealth and prosperity will also guarantee nods of approval on your house visits from even your older and more conservative relatives this CNY!
The Moncler Chinese New Year collection is available now in-stores islandwide.
Usher in the biggest Chinese holiday this year with Mickey Rat, the cult cartoon character that parodies the world-famous rodent. This Moschino collection is recommended for those who particularly enjoy scaring rowdy young siblings and relatives into silence because it’s almost as twisted as you are.
The character created by cartoonist Robert Armstrong is notable for his vicious teeth, cruel eyes, and a villainous nose, and features on a series of varsity-inspired Moschino pieces and accessories. Just the thing you need if you are the undesignated Supernanny this CNY.
The Moschino Chinese New Year capsule collection is available now in-stores islandwide.
NET-A-PORTER CNY Lookbook
NET-A-PORTER is hands down everyone’s go-to e-commerce site for all things luxury. This CNY, shop anything luxury in shades of red with NET-A-PORTER to look like a perfectly dressed bombshell celebrating prosperity! You will find in the carefully curated Chinese New Year Lookbook plenty of ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, accessories, and even a selection of luxe beauty items. Be spoilt for choice on your shopping spree this CNY, because you know you’re worth it.