We’re a few days into 2022, but there’s still a new year on the horizon. This year’s Lunar New Year comes Tuesday, Feb. 1, and it heralds a new Year of the Tiger.
The third animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac and calendar, the tiger represents strength, courage and the power to rid the world of evil. This year’s tiger specifically is called a water tiger, which can create a strong sense of self-esteem and affinity to learn—all things worth celebrating in our powerful and ever-changing era!
If you want to lean into these ancient practices and powers, why not wear them on your sleeve? Quite a few luxury fashion labels are getting in on this year’s celebration, releasing Year of the Tiger capsule collections, shoes, clothes, accessories and more. Grab one of these looks, and carry the strength and courage of the Tiger all year long.
Fiery orange and sleek black take center stage in this cool yet energetic capsule collection. The Spanish fashion house channels tiger energy in a series of shirts, bags, caps, sneakers, dresses, boots, hoodies and more. We’re particularly fond of the bold tiger-stripe patterns. Meow.
Step into a stronger, bolder you with this cool collection of bold prints, pastels and pinks. Gucci’s Tiger Collection celebrates the majesty of traditional Chinese art with luxurious palettes and intricate designs. We can't get enough of the bright and light tiger motifs on dresses, hats, bags, jackets, shoes and more, but there are more graphic elements to be had as well.
Prada isn't content just to celebrate the year with gorgeous looks. It's Action in the Year of the Tiger campaign also raises funds and awareness for the endangered creature. Faced by actor and singer Li Yifeng and actress Chun Xia, the collection features bold styles in red, black and white prints to create a sleek and sporty athleisure look that’ll turn heads and make a real difference. For its part, Prada is donating to the “Walking with Tiger and Leopard” Programme of China Green Foundation.
Nike steps into the party with a slick partnership with Jordan Brand sneakers. A series of Air Jordan 1s are decked out with cool tiger-striped swooshes and golden designs that’ll have you steppin’ with all the courage of a sly feline. The shoes aren’t out just yet, so watch the Nike space for the drop.
Japanese streetwear brand Evisu continues its annual Lunar New Year tradition with a limited series of bold embroidered jeans and a matching denim jacket. A symbol of power and prestige, the roaring tiger features prominently on both. There's even a gift box set made from wood and denim wrapping, should you wanna go all the way.