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Lunar New Year: Vans Launches Year of the Tiger Capsule + More

Feb. 1, 2022: Vans has teamed up with Chinese artist Chen Yingjie (a.k.a Huatunan) to create a collaboration celebrating the Year of the Tiger. The Vans x Huatunan Year of the Tiger collection features the footwear brand’s Authentic, Sk8-Hi, and the Old Skool styles, together with a selection of apparel. The Authentic carries signature street ink graphics with a transparent outsole to present the vivid style of the tiger; The Sk8-Hi Echo DX reinterprets the classic Sk8-Hi with more details added, offering a life-like tiger in the wild. There are two new iterations of the Old Skool – the first pair applies black suede over the shoe upper, matching the pattern hand-drawn by Yingjie. The second pair features the signature ink paint and Yingjie’s “Stay Hungry” slogan. Vans and Yingjie also bring a complete set of apparel into the collection, including a long-sleeve t-shirt and a workwear jacket. The new Vans x Huatunan Year of the Tiger collection is now available at Vans.com.

Vans Year of the Tiger Capsule
CREDIT: Courtesy of Vans

Jan 26., 2022: Dolce & Gabbana is paying tribute to the Lunar New Year with a capsule collection of ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes done in new prints developed especially for the Year of the Tiger. That includes a series of sneakers decked out with tiger faces and feline prints that follow the design details of the Dolce & Gabbana’s popular NS1 style. The Italian brand also launched a special WeChat™ mini-game with the capsule that allows users to go through a virtual adventure inspired by the theme. The collection is now available on dolcegabbana.com.

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Year of the Tiger NS1 sneaker for Lunar New Year.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Jan. 26, 2022: Italian shoe brand Scarosso has reinterpreted its signature “Austin” velvet slipper in celebration of the Year of the Tiger. Handmade in Italy by the Scarosso expert craftsmen, the shoes – made in burgundy red and available for both men and women – show a fun grosgrain themed embroidery featuring the special tiger motif. The special Scarosso Year of the Tiger slippers, which retail for $295, are now available exclusively on Scarosso.com.

Scarosso Lunar New Year collection
Scarosso’s Lunar New Year Austin slipper.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Scarosso

Jan. 21, 2022: Sarah Flint has debuted its classic Fireside house shoe in a limited-edition finish for Lunar New Year. Available on sarahflint.com for $355, the shearling-lined style is now done in red with intricate tiger embroidery inspired by the Year of the Tiger.

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Jan. 21, 2022: Bottega Veneta is honoring Chinese New Year with the release of its popular Puddle boot in a new tangerine color, a hue that’s symbolic of luck in Mandarin. The style, which is featured in the brand’s 2022 Chinese New Year campaign, currently retails for $655 on Bottegaveneta.com.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

Jan. 19, 2022: Hunter has launched its first collection for Chinese Lunar New Year. The collection sees Hunter’s recognizable logo reimagined and reworked with the tiger to create a bold design featuring the color red: a shared visual identity of both Hunter and Chinese New Year. According to the footwear brand, the capsule features the striking print across its Original Tall, Short PLAY Boot and Kids First Classic boot styles as well as the Unisex Nylon Topclip, and Kids Nylon Backpack models. The collection is now available at Hunterboots.com.

Hunter Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year Collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Hunter

Jan. 18, 2022: Nobis has teamed up with Fête Chinoise, a Chinese-Canadian cultural platform created by design firm Palettera to develop a special edition print for the brand’s Lunar New Year collection. The three-piece limited-edition capsule features two quilted mid-layer jackets and a reversible bucket hat which were brought to life through the eyes of Toronto-based photographer Justin Wu. The collection, which retails between $95 and $695, is now available online at Nobis.com and at retailers.

Nobis Lunar New Year collection
Nobis’ Lunar New Year collection.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nobis

Jan. 18, 2022: Frame has introduced a new capsule collection that marries East and West, celebrating the Year of the Tiger in chic, everyday essentials. The range includes updated takes on the denim brand’s Heritage Denim shirt, Le Pixie High Flare jean, Oversized Crew sweatshirt, and  Le High Straight jean.

Frame's Lunar New Year collection
Frame’s Lunar New Year collection.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Frame

Jan. 15, 2022: Jil Sander is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with an exclusive 6-piece collection. Watercolor paintings of the emblematic feline are printed on the front or the back of a coat, a blouson, a sweater, a T-shirt, a shirt, and a foulard, the brand said about the new line in a statement. The limited edition collection is now available exclusively online at Jilsander.com and through selected Jil Sander stores.

Jil Sander Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year Collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Jil Sander

Jan. 12, 2022: Fendi is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with an exclusive capsule collection featuring an orange tiger print animalier motif, inspired by the Siberian tigers found in the northeastern region of China. The tiger print takes center stage in the women’s collection of ready-to-wear pieces, including a t-shirt, a hooded sweatshirt, and a knitted cardigan in a special black version. The same pattern is embroidered on the new Fendi Match sneakers for women and men, and on the Maison’s bags: from the iconic Regular, Mini and Nano Baguette in orange canvas to the Sunshine Shopper, also in its Mini version, as well as the internal lining of a black Mini Peekaboo in leather. Sleek black monochrome FF logo shirts and skirts echo the men’s collection, which features a gradient black and grey variant of the iconic monogram across formal suits, denim jackets, long-sleeved sweatshirts, knitted cardigans and casual pants. Accessories include the Baguette Messenger bag, medium and small Fendiness backpacks, a phone pouch, a bucket, a baseball hat, and an exclusive Rimowa suitcase are also included. The collection’s campaign features Fendi Greater China men’s collection spokesperson Jackson Wang and dancer Joni. Fendi’s 2022 Spring Festival exclusive capsule collection is now available in selected Fendi boutiques worldwide and on Fendi.com.

Jackson Wang in Fendi’s 2022 Spring Festival exclusive capsule collection
Jackson Wang in Fendi’s 2022 Spring Festival exclusive capsule collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Fendi

Jan. 12, 2022: Alexander McQueen will release its own Lunar New Year capsule this week. The British luxury brand will drop a nine-piece collection of accessories in honor of the Year of the Tiger. The range includes the Skull Bag, Curve Bag, Curve Zip Coin Purse, Skull Card Holder, Short Skull Socks, and two colorways of the Oversized Sneaker. The collection is available at Alexandermcqueen.com.

Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers
Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Jan. 12, 2022: Koio has released a Lunar New Year edition of its bestselling Capri sneaker. The shoe features a custom illustration of a tiger drawn by designer Dahan Chung. The sneaker, which retails for $288, is handcrafted in Italy from LWG Gold-certified leather and features shades of white and red leather set on a partially recycled rubber sole. The brand’s Lunar New Year Capri sneaker is now available at Koio.com.

Koio Lunar New Year Capri sneaker
Koio’s Lunar New Year Capri sneaker.
CREDIT: Andrew Kung for Koio

Jan. 10, 2022: Dior Men’s artistic director Kim Jones teamed up with American artist Kenny Scharf to celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year Chinese zodiac sign, The Water Tiger. This motif is transformed into prints, embroidery, and patches appearing on shirts, knitwear, denim pants and down jackets in a palette of blue, white, and red – a lucky color in the Chinese culture. For this capsule the B27 sneakers were also reimagined in a new grey leather and adorned with the Water Tiger as well as men’s jewelry, the Dior Lingot 22, and Dior Lock Bags. Scharf first collaboration with Jones for Dior Men’s fall 2021 collection, which saw the artist’s works translated into prints and embroideries, with archival pieces appearing alongside a series of new commissions created specifically for the French luxury brand. The collection is now available at dior.com.

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Dior Men’s Year of the Tiger B27 sneakers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Dior Men's

Jan. 6, 2022: Burberry has launched a new Year of the Tiger collection featuring a tiger stripe animal print in an orange hue that adorns its signature Lola and Olympia bags, as well as cashmere scarves and sneakers. The British luxury brand also noted that the range features a new take on its signature TB Monogram print introduced in a honey beige hue, punctuated with bright orange B motifs, including the Burberry Heritage Trench, pussy-bow blouses, pleated skirts and Italian-woven nylon jackets – reimagined for the celebration. Burberry’s corresponding collection campaign stars models Liu Bingbing, Liu Chunjie, Wang Xiangguo and Yang Ling and is captured by photographer Feng Li. The collection is now available at burberry.com.

Burberry Chinese New Year collection Year of the Tiger
CREDIT: Courtesy of Burberry

Jan. 6, 2022: To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Ferragamo has invited Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu to create a unique print inspired by the tiger. The print is integrated into accessories, launching a brand-new 2022 Lunar New Year Special Capsule Collection, paying homage to the Ferragamo’s long history of uniting the worlds art and culture with fashion. The collection features the Studio Box Bag with an all over tiger print as well as the Ferragamo signature scarf. The collection is now available at ferragamo.com and in select Ferragamo stores.

Ferragamo Chinese New Year collection Year of the Tiger
CREDIT: Courtesy of Ferragamo

Jan. 6, 2022: Diesel has released an all-gender lineup of ready-to-wear and accessories that blend streetwear and nightlife aesthetics, the Italian denim brand said. Diesel said a hero item in this capsule includes a unisex leather jacket with ultra-fine cracked detailing. This piece is available in an off white colorway, and features faint tiger striping when looked at up closely. Additional jackets, made of denim, are dyed with marble washes and cut-and-sewn into either outsized or fitted silhouettes. The standout footwear design is a unisex velcro-strap sneaker, with a fluorescent orange wrap. The brand’s Lunar New Year capsule collection will be available from Jan. 7 at select Diesel stores worldwide and on diesel.com.

Diesel Chinese New Year collection Year of the Tiger
CREDIT: Courtesy of Diesel

Jan. 5, 2022: While Prada may not be releasing a dedicated Year of the Tiger capsule, the Italian luxury brand is hoping to raise awareness of the tiger’s plight through a new campaign and project. The Prada Group said it will be contributing to the conservation of the endangered Amur tiger by making a donation to “Walking with Tiger and Leopard” Program of China Green Foundation. The brand has also released a new campaign featuring actor and singer Li Yifeng and actress Chun Xia photographed by Liu Song to bring attention to the cause, and has launched a contest asking all under-30 artists for their best interpretations of the tiger. The students’ works will be judged by a special jury comprising the artists Liu Ye, Lu Yang and Goshka Macuga, and some will be chosen for use in a special project taking place throughout 2022. More info at prada.com.

Prada Chinese New Year collection Year of the Tiger
CREDIT: Courtesy of Prada

Jan. 4, 2022: Gucci has launched a festive Chinese New Year collection featuring a wide-ranging selection of ready-to-wear and accessories, for both men and women, including various renditions of the animal – a mainstay of creative director Alessandro Michele’s collections and a reflection of his fascination with nature. In a statement about the launch, the brand said that collection will debut a new print, based on a late 1960s archival design by Gucci Flora creator Vittorio Accornero, that depicts the tiger against a colorful backdrop of greenery and flowers in a pastel palette. The line will be showcased in Gucci stores worldwide through dedicated window displays and pop-ups as well as gucci.com.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Gucci

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