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11 Striking luxury brand capsule collections to usher in the year of the Tiger

King of the jungle

Text: Kelly Lim

Image: Salvatore Ferragamo
Image: Fendi

Welcome the Lunar New Year in style with red-hot designs crafted in honour of the Water Tiger:

Salvatore Ferragamo

For the Lunar New Year, Salvatore Ferragamo has tapped Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu to create a unique tiger-inspired print for a collection that pays tribute to the brand's long history of uniting the world's art and culture with fashion. Decked out across a silk foulard and Studio bag, the new design draws from traditional Chinese paintings to symbolise passion, auspiciousness and safety for the year ahead. There's also plenty of red to bring the festive spirit to life, as seen in the Trifolio handbag, as well as the men's leather accessories. 

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Gucci

In honour of the Chinese zodiac, Gucci dropped an over 80-piece collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for men and women, dedicated to the feline. The Tiger collection is an Alessandro Michele signature––since his arrival at the House of Gucci in 2015, the designer has been reworking the archival design that was first originated by Italian artist and illustrator Vittorio Accornero in the late 1960s. Another Accornero creation, the house's signature floral design has been implemented as the backdrop for the new Lunar collection, featuring all-over prints of tiger and floral variations across reversible bomber jackets, bucket hats, tote bags, watches and more.

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Dior 

In the mood for florals? The House of Dior pays tribute to the Lunar New Year with a poetic collection decked out in a delicate butterfly motif across shirts, scarves, the D-Connect sneaker, as well as iconic designs including the Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bag.

For the guys, American artist Kenny Scharf, who first collaborated with Kim Jones for the brand's AW21 men's show, offers an original reinterpretation of the Water Tiger that has been translated into prints, embroidery and patches across knits, denim, shirts and down jackets rendered in a sublime palette of blue, white and red. 

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Fendi

For their Spring Festival collection, Fendi brings out their wild side via a vibrant twist to signature brand elements, presenting an orange tiger print animalier motif with the FF logo and a black and grey variant of the iconic monogram. Consider your accessories game ready to rumble.

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Burberry 

In the spirit of the majestic tiger, Burberry has unveiled an exclusive collection adorned in an orange stripe print, featuring signature pieces such as the Lola and Olympia bags, as well as timeless staples including cashmere scarves and sneakers. A new perspective on the emblematic TB Monogram print is introduced in a honey beige hue, punctuated with bright orange B motifs across the Burberry Heritage Trench, pussy-bow blouses, pleated skirts––all reimagined for Lunar celebrations. 

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Balenciaga 

Tiger mania hits Balenciaga as stripes, all-over prints and orange accents adorn a series of reimagined brand classics, including the Track jacket, layered tops, twisted dresses and signature accessories that range from the Hourglass and Gossip bag to the highly-coveted Runner sneakers. For the streetwear fanatic, a sport-inspired Balenciaga logo also makes its debut with a roaring big cat silhouette seen on hoodies, T-shirts, backpacks, wallets and caps. 

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Valentino

In case you didn't know, the tiger has been an icon of the Valentino Maison since it first appeared as the first look of the brand's Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 1967-68 collection. Back then, the pattern was immortalised by German model Veruschka, who wore the tiger coat for a spread that appeared in a Vogue issue of that year. As such, Valentino has introduced Valentino Tiger 1967 to celebrate this Lunar New Year, presenting the motif across shorts, hoodies and Valentino Garavani accessories like bucket hats and Roman Stud bags in natural and neon palettes. A special highlight includes the new Valentino Garavani Locò bag, a compact double handle bag with 90s allure and a flap with a VLogo Signature clip closure. 

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Saint Laurent 

Drawing from the energy of the Year of the Tiger, Saint Laurent unveils a limited collection for the Lunar New Year, including the Niki bag and Manhattan bag in earth tones, as well as a selection of ready-to-wear and accessories decked out in tiger print and a special offer of the Pink Pather hoodie. As the brand says, "awaken your inner wildness and stretch your desire to live freely" as we look forward to the possibilities of the year ahead. 

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Tod's 

Tiger prints and the auspicious shades of red and gold are the inspiration behind Tod's limited edition Chinese New Year collection, which comprises of updates on the T-Timeless bag, the Kate bag as well as the Kate loafers and sneakers. Gold details and metal chain accessories add a luxurious touch to the new designs, on top of the craftsmanship that the brand is known for. 

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Coach 

For the Year of the Tiger, Coach's fun-loving mascot Rexy gets all dressed up for the occasion on a field bucket bag to crewneck tees part of the brand's eco-friendly Coach forever collection. It doesn't end there: Coach's special collection also features plenty of signature day-to-night pieces designed in a festive red hue to usher in all the luck, happiness and good fortune (in style) for the year ahead.

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Sandro

Parisian chic gets a red-hot update for the Lunar New Year as Sandro's curated favourites, including versatile cardigans, cropped tops, classic dresses and a new tote, are reimagined in joyous colours of bright red and pink with the French label's iconic "S" logo. There's also timeless sweatshirts, polos and sweaters adorned in embroidered tiger head motifs for men in celebration of the jubilant mood of the festive occasion. 

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