Editor's Picks: Chinese New Year 2021 Limited Editions
For those of you with Chinese heritage, Chinese New Year is probably more eventful than December 31, with specific foods to eat, customs to follow and family to meet. To make sure you ring in the Lunar New Year with poise, confidence and fun on February 12, here are a few Chinese New Year themed items from luxury fashion designers and beauty brands to get in the spirit of celebrating. Gong xi fa cai!
1/7 Apply: Nars' Chinese New Year Collection
Nars' Chinese New Year makeup collection is just what you need for a New Year-ready face this weekend. Featuring four shiny shades of red lipsticks, a compact palette of four shimmery eye shadow and lip balm and setting powder, the items are all about giving you that auspicious glow. As a plus, the set highlights a limited edition red design for the packaging—a bold deviation from Nars' usual black—adding something special to your makeup collection.
Available at Nars.
2/7 Apply: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Chinese New Year 2021
Don't want aunties commenting on how tired your look under your makeup? Or do you want aunties asking you what the secret to your good skin is? Then be sure to serum up for the next few days before facing them with Sulwhasoo's First Care Activating Serum—the Chinese Near Year 2021 edition. Designed to be the first step in your beauty routine, this high-performance serum from the renowned Korea skincare brand uses its proprietary Youth Master Technology to boost radiance and enhance the absorption of subsequent products.
Available at Sulwhasoo.
3/7 Wear: Versace Lunar New Year 2021 Capsule Collection
When we think of designer Chinese New Year collections, we tend to imagine high-end qipaos or the capitalisation of the zodiac animal of the year in motifs. That's why Versace's Lunar New Year 2021 capsule is quite refreshing. No red or Chinese collars or oxen anywhere. Rather, the house has decided to design stylish ready-to-wear appropriate for your upcoming new year gatherings. Mixing and matching simple, sleek black pieces with loud prints, the prints in the collection do convey a sense of auspiciousness with a motif of gold Medusa discs. Be the chicest person in the room this #CNY with Versace.
The collection is available at versace.com and select Versace stores.
4/7 Wear: Fendi Chinese New Year 2021 Collection
Fendi's iteration of Chinese New Year takes a soft floral approach, playing on beautiful blooms of pink and, of course, red. Find a variety of accessories and clothing bearing the motif, including scarfs, skirts, handbags, iconic Fendi handbag straps, face masks and several styles of much-appreciated hair accessories. For menswear, Fendi Chinese New Year is a little more sporty and minimalistic with a palette of dark red and black.
Browse Fendi for the collection.
5/7 Wear: Asava Resort 2021
For CNY fashion that is a little more modern and sleek but still feminine, turn to Thai brand Asava's Resort 2021 collection. Whether you're planning on wearing head-to-toe auspicious red to a party or something with Chinese heritage motifs, the collection considers New Year fashion for the modern Thai-Chinese woman.
6/7 Wear: Sretsis Resort 2021 "Kiss The World"
On the other extreme, you can always count on Sretsis to revisit vintage style and make things more whimsical or anything but subtle. If that describes you, then perhaps Sretsis' Resort 2021 collection, Kiss The World, is where you will find your ideal CNY outfit of colour, sheen and plenty of embellishments.
7/7 Wear: Landmee Resort 2021 "Le Bon Voyage"
Obsessed with gingham and dramatic silhouettes lately, Landmee, maintains their DNA while still embracing the festivities with the Resort 2021 collection. Titled Le Bon Voyage, the collection is somewhere between Sretsis' loudness and Asava's reinvention of traditions. For those of you who insist on wearing red for Chinese New Year, there is a red gingham dress in the collection. However, we do think the green one with diagonal buttons like the qipao takes the cake.
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