The Chinese New Year is almost upon us.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the Year of the Ox and will officially kick off on Feb. 12 and will end on Jan. 30, 2022. The animal has long been celebrated in Chinese culture for being industrious, cautious and a loyal friend. Oxen are also known as hard workers, intelligent and reliable.
Along with the many festivities that are set to take place to commence the new beginning, many fashion brands have launched collections that celebrate the Lunar New Year. From footwear to apparel and accessories, you can join in on the occasion and honor the Ox.
Keep reading below to see what brands are doing to highlight the Chinese New Year.
Sarah Flint just rolled out two limited-edition styles in red in honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year and overall new beginnings. The hue, which represents joy, luck and happiness in Chinese culture, is often used during celebrations for the new year. You can purchase the Perfect Pump 85 ($435) and the Bennett, the brand’s slip-on loafer style ($395) in croc-embossed leather on Sarahflint.com.
Notably, stamped on the bottom of each shoe is an ox to further celebrate the 2021 zodiac symbol.
To buy: Sarah Flint The Bennett, $395; Sarahflint.com.
Lululemon has released a capsule collection to commemorate the Lunar New Year. The new launch includes red-tinged takes on some of the brand’s most popular activewear silhouettes, including the Wunder Under High-Rise Tights for women and men’s 5 Year Basic Tee. The crimson finishes also include a bold acid wash print. Prices for items range from $78 to $118.
Nicholas Kirkwood is gearing up for the Year of the Ox with a little help from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The designer and the late artist’s estate have partnered together for a limited-edition capsule collection just in time for the Lunar New Year. Now available on the luxury shoe brand’s website and soon to Farfetch, shoppers can buy Kirkwood’s signature Beya loafer ($595) and Casati boot ($1,250) decked out in the pop artist’s iconic cow series.
For the special occasion, Koio is launching a limited edition pair of their Capri sneaker. The sleek shoes feature a red tongue and heel tab with a laser printed graphic of an Ox on the lateral side. The sneakers offer a luxurious feel due to their Italian leather construction and cushioned outsoles. The special kicks will be available at Koio.co on Jan. 22 with a $298 price tag.
To Buy: Koio Lunar Year Shoe, $298
Dr. Martens is honoring the Year of the Ox with a new twist on its signature 1461 shoe. The low-top style features classic black uppers accented by hits of jade across the sole, welt-stitching, laces and the backstrap; the color is also present along the insole as well as on a decorative charm with a traditional red braided thread. Coming in commemorative packaging, you can shop Dr. Martens 1461 for Lunar New Year with a retail price of $130 on DrMartens.com now.
Jordan Brand is celebrating 2021’s Chinese New Year with a new Air Jordan 5 colorway. The “Chinese New Year” Jordan 5 Retro Low will drop this month and features a low-cut canvas upper in a sail color scheme. The colorway can be worn away through wear to reveal a festive pattern that pays tribute to the annual holiday. Adding to the look are clear panels on the sides and tongue, as well as bold red hits covering the tongue and sock liner. The shoe is then finalized with a decorative patch on the heel with sail midsoles and translucent outsoles. The shoe will drop exclusively in men’s sizing via the SNKRS app at 10 a.m. ET at select Jordan Brand retailers on Jan. 23 with a $215 price tag.
To commemorate the Year of the Ox, Adidas gave both new and classic shoes in the performance and lifestyle categories an upgrade for the Chinese New Year. The festive collection, includes two new men’s iterations of the iconic Superstar shoe. One look features black uppers with gold and scarlet detailing and a bold pattern on the lining, which all sits atop a white midsole and outsole. The other iteration features white uppers with the same pattern on the tongue and Three Stripes branding. Both sneakers are available now and retail for $100 on Adidas.com. Additionally, Adidas Originals has launched two kids unisex takes on the Superstar, both retailing for $80.
To Buy: Adidas Originals Superstar, $100
Fendi has also joined in on the festivities by launching a Luna New Year Capsule Collection that honors the year of the Ox with celebratory hues like red and pink. The line offers a variety of ready-to-wear pieces, including a plush puffed sleeves cardigan that is complete with patch pockets, which are adorned with the FF motif. The cardigan retails for $1,980 at Fendi.com. The capsule also features accessories like sunglasses, earrings and styles from the Peekaboo and Baguette family.
To Buy: Fendi Baguette, $2,150.