Represented by 12 animals, the Chinese zodiac is believed to be rich in astrological and cultural significance. Each animal sign is typically associated with distinct characteristics, and the zodiac chart can be used to determine everything from romantic compatibility to career and other prospects for the year ahead.
This Lunar New Year, we have sussed out clothing and accessories in the auspicious colours for the various zodiac signs, so that you can roar into the new year with good health, happiness and prosperity – while looking like a million bucks.
🐀 RAT: Coral
Wear this: Max Mara cotton-blend basket weave jacket
Throw on this beautifully textured jacket and add pizzaz to your casual ensemble. Its passementerie fringe detail, round neck and welt pockets give a playful touch to an already cheerful look that will draw compliments from young and old.
🐃 OX: Green
Wear this: Bvlgari Diva’s Dream necklace
Add a touch of opulence to your chinoiserie this Lunar New Year with this elegant fan-shaped necklace in rose gold, and latticed with 0.28 carat diamonds. It’s sculpted to capture the sensual curves and marbled splendour of the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla – a testament to Italian architectural finesse.
What to wear: Louis Vuitton x Nigo LV² collection Cotteville 40 suitcase
It’s your year, so flaunt it unabashedly with this adorable suitcase from the LV² collection, which merges the eastern sensibilities of the Japanese designer behind label Human Made with the French luxury house’s classic monogram. Leaping across its leather exterior is a vibrant tiger print that, if nothing, is a welcome conversation starter at awkward family gatherings.
What to wear: 0711 Tbilisi Smoke Fortune tote
Newly launched in Singapore, Georgian fashion label 0711 Tbilisi has amassed quite the following for their handwoven yarn and leather bags that incorporate a traditional local knitting technique. Store your wad of red packets in this pretty little package, which features a chain-link strap that you can casually sling over your shoulder.
🐉 DRAGON: Gold
Wear this: Vacheron Constantin’s Les Cabinotiers Westminster Sonnerie
Gun for gold at the mahjong table with this exquisite little beauty/lucky charm, whose gold hand-engraved case and caseback cover featuring a miniature enamel reproduction of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring painting are an art aficionado’s dream. Powerful mechanisms, it seems, do come in pretty packages – the timepiece ticks to life with an 806-part manual winding calibre regulated by a tourbillon, and is equipped with grande sonnerie and petite sonnerie Westminster chimes, as well as a minute repeater.
🐍 SNAKE: Silver
Wear this: Chaumet Bee My Love necklace
Prove that you can ‘bling’ it up several notches without falling prey to a tawdry display, with this understated piece of jewellery dripping with 71 0.5 carat brilliant-cut diamonds set in white gold, and converging in two Taille Impératrice (Empress-cut) diamonds. Cut into a hexagonal shape, with 88 facets, the diamonds emit a silvery, ethereal shimmer that’s altogether beguiling.
🐎 HORSE: Dark Brown
Wear this: Gucci Horsebit 1955 shoulder bag
Reviving Gucci’s equestrian past is the Aria collection, which features bags and accessories emblazoned with playful racing motifs including stripes, checks and circles reminiscent of the colourful flags seen at Italian races. The geometric shapes take pride of place on this classic Horsebit bag, which marries contemporary and iconic design elements.
🐐 GOAT: Red
Wear this: Louis Vuitton LV² collection Damier Rogue trainer
Stride into the room like you own it, wearing this bold pair of sneakers born out of the creative conversation between LV men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Japanese designer Nigo. Here, the unmistakable Damier canvas is styled with a decidedly urban aesthetic that can be taken from sidewalk to the Suez on a cross Atlantic cruise.
🐒 MONKEY: Cobalt Blue
Wear this: Van Cleef & Arpels Rose de Noël pendant
Set off your outfit with this striking lapis lazuli pendant, which draws inspiration from roses that bloom in midwinter. Finer details speckled in 0.11 carat round diamonds and yellow gold make the piece sparkle like a winter’s fantasy. It comes with a yellow gold clasp.
🐓 ROOSTER: Pink
Wear this: MB&F Legacy Machines Flying T Allegra
Earn the bragging rights to owning one of just 20 of these scintillating watches, realised through a collaboration between Bvlgari and MB&F. This is underscored by a redesigned case bearing a snow-set dial adorned with carefully selected coloured stones — including rubellite, amethyst, tanzanite and topaz — that form a full circle around the movement. Now, if sparkle is what you need in your life…
🐕 DOG: Yellow
Wear this: Valentino Garavani Locò bag
An expression of festivity, the double handle Valentino Garavani Locò bag features an elongated and compact design that’s a throwback to the 90s, complete with a flap with a VLogo Signature clip closure. Crafted with lacquered leather, it has a lovely glossy finish plus bold hue to lend a pop of colour to family photos.
🐖 Pig: Pink
Wear this: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Long regarded as the ultimate status symbol, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona’s appeal transcends age, gender and nationality. Adorn your wrist with this head-turner in rose gold – which is fronted by a sundust dial shimmering with diamond hour markers – to say, ‘I’ve arrived’.