Christmas may have come and gone, but the festive season hasn't ended quiet yet, what with the advent of the Lunar New Year. This is the year of the Fire Rooster, and the zodiac animal has already made an appearance on many special edition items.
Red, traditionally thought to ward off bad luck, is the token colour of the celebration — juxtaposed with golden tones for a luxurious touch. Here, we present our favourite festive designs that will surely welcome good fortune.
This well-crafted chain bracelet by Louis Vuitton sees the zodiac rooster embellished with the brand's iconic details — the signature logo print, as well as studded corners referencing the brand's historic trunks. The Chinese New Year collection includes a necklace of the same design, along with bags, shoes and accessories in varying shades of festive red, gold and silver to celebrate the occasion.
Find your closest Louis Vuitton flagship or boutique here.
YSL Beauté has released a collector's item to celebrate wealth and joy in style. The limited edition palette comprises of a new colour harmony of its Blush Volupté in two wearable peach shades for a warm, fresh glow to start the new year off on a positive note. The collection also includes a set of brand favourites like the Touche Éclat highlighter and the Rouge Volupté lipstick.
MCM's New Year Series adds a touch of contemporary whimsy with its take on the zodiac rooster. This eye-catching leather cross-body bag is punctuated with crystal and stud detailing, and is sure to be a conversation starter. Other items in the series include the brand's classic monogrammed backpacks and pouches with the addition of this adorable bird.
Gucci presents its take on the new year celebrations with a special Chinese New Year collection. Highlights include this colourful rooster print scarf and a new edition of its Dionysus handbag in a shiny red leather with a floral pattern engraved in gold.
Available on gucci.com.
This dainty Diorelita bracelet from Dior celebrates the New Year with a gold-tone finish rooster complete with a white resin bead and red lacquer features. Lest we forget to sport a red-and-gold combo for good luck, this bracelet is ideal for everyday wear.
Available in Dior boutiques only. Find your closest point of sale here.
Bally's Capsule CNY Collection provides a range of festive gifts perfect for your loved ones. This cardholder features the iconic Bally stripe detail personalised with an embossed rooster motif. The rest of the range includes leather shoes and backpacks for him, and luxury handbags and accessories for her.
Available in store or on ballyofswitzerland.com.
Giorgio Armani is celebrating the Year of the Rooster with special editions of its Le Sac 11 handbag in two new colour combinations, complete with a removable red or gold logo tassel charm. Both editions feature a gold hot-stamped "Special Edition" logo on the interior. A special range of accessories are also available, including a reversible black and cherry belt and the classic Le Sac 11 handbag in a red calfskin version.
Available at Giorgio Armani boutiques from January 2017. Find your closest boutique here.
Giorgio Armani Beauty
Giorgio Armani gets another special mention with its Chinese New Year Illuminating Palette, a pressed powder embossed with a Fire Rooster and specially formulated to enhance and highlight the complexion. Designed to flatter and add radiance to every skin tone, it would also make an excellent gift for the occasion.
Find your closest point of sale here.
Moncler's Special Edition jackets pay tribute to the Year of the Rooster with a fire red colour palette and statement gold hardware. This jacket will make you stand out with its elegant all-over Rooster brocade print. The design is reversible, should you fancy Moncler's trademark quilting instead.