Chinese New Year, a public holiday in several countries in East Asia, falls on February 5. The festivities involve the largest human migration in the world for that all-important family reunion. Also known as chunjie (春节) in China, or the Spring Festival, the holiday marks the end of the coldest days and people welcoming spring and what it brings with it, such as harvests and new beginnings. Plus, of course, thanks to the legend of Nián, there are firecrackers to ward off evil spirits and a whole load of holiday decorations and new clothes that are typically a bright and loud red, the colour that’s considered to symbolise good luck and fortune.
So we’ve picked out some top products that will surely complement a red outfit choice, as well as all those lanterns, paper cut-outs and envelopes as you kickstart the Year of the Pig.
Bally "Janelle" bag in Papavero
Swiss luxury brand Bally has selected truly deluxe takes on the red envelope, including the “Janelle” bag in a hue called Papavero. Inspired by the archival Janelle buckle, the classic women’s shoulder bag comes with a turn lock clasp closure in quilted poppy red calf leather with studded accents around the frame. The “Janelle” also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.
Atasay, Turkey’s biggest jewellery chain known for it contemporary designs, has come up with an exquisite line of 22- carat gold jewellery, including this ring, to celebrate the occasion. The quality jewellery brand’s ostentatious design flaunts dazzling clusters of coloured stones that exude elegance and sophistication.
Givenchy Beauty Le Rouge Intense Color lipstick in Rouge Fétiche
Givenchy Beauty, the highly covetable French label that’s instantly recognisable by the brand’s 4G logo, is celebrating the Chinese New Year by reworking the casing of two of its star products, one of them being the cult-favourite “Le Rouge Intense Colour” lipstick. Decorated with the “clover pattern” inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s spring-summer 2018 collection for Givenchy, Rouge Fétiche (N°325) comes with blue undertones in a semi-matte finish and gives the lips an irresistible velvety finish.