NGL, we’re wishing, hoping, and praying for good fortune this 2022. Go get ’em, tiger!
Bold choices lead to bolder fortunes. It’s a mantra we say to ourselves no matter what the sitch is. After the whirlwind of events from 2020 to 2021, we just have nothing to lose at this point. So, we’re betting on hope, prosperity, and abundance this Year of the Water Tiger. A Chinese proverb once read, “covet wealth, and want it; don’t, and luck will grant it.” To help us attract more auspicious energy this 2022, we’ve rounded up a list of collections and limited-edition drops for an exciting new year ahead of us—including a new Barbie doll and a zodiac calendar of sneakers.
1. BARBIE X GUO PEI
Remember Rihanna’s ~omelette couture~ yellow gown from 2015 at the Met Gala? The designer behind that gown, Guo Pei, dropped her first collab with our favorite doll Barbie for a limited edition collectible this Lunar Year of the Tiger. It features the red and gold colors symbolic of abundance and good fortune, embroidered details with themes inspired by waves and the phoenix bird.
VANS recently collaborated with one of the biggest names in international street art, Chinese artist Chen Yingjie, a.k.a. HuaTunan for a series of skate shoes featuring classic silhouettes like the Sk8-high and Old Skool along with long sleeve tees. Details like his signature paint splatters that mix Chinese and Western styles together are visible in the embroidery of the sneakers.
Who else would’ve been a better choice to cast in Fendi’s Year of the Tiger collection other than rapper Jackson Wang? The Italian brand’s 2022 capsule collection zooms in this time on animal prints and oriental flowers, adding sweet yet savage details. The baguette also gets an upgrade along with their sneakers, jewelry, and line of accessories.
Concept store Capital not only cooked up a special launch for the Year of the Tiger, but they’ve outdone themselves by curating a special 12 Sneakers of the Zodiac theme to wish us good luck for the rest of 2022. Capital also treats us to a double celebration with their limited edition men’s and women’s collection featuring shades of red in active wear and more sneakers.
Gucci pops in our head sometimes when we see tigers because of the recurring theme from their past collections, so it was a no-brainer that Alessandro Michele would come up with the Italian brand’s Chinese New Year drop. They’ve released knitted cardigans, hoodies, bags, and limited-edition lipsticks for Gucci Beauty featuring a new shade of red with orange undertones called Marina Scarlet.
Tonal dressing, oversized shirts, and cozy sweaters are the key pieces in COS’ Lunar New Year capsule collection. If you’re planning a trip overseas anytime soon, bring all the warmth and luck with you through stripes of red in COS’ picks.
7. LOVE, BONITO
Singaporean brand Love, Bonito may be known for their summer dresses and feminine frocks, but recently they’ve introduced the cutest Mahjong set! Just in time for you and your girlfriends, the set’s actually in pastel pink and black with cute icons like kitties, toucan birds, and flowers.
8. BLOOM ARTISANS
Local florists Bloom Artisans got the memo, too. They’ve created arrangements with preserved roses and dried flowers that will last you a long, long while.
9. BUTTERNUT MNL
Butternut MNL always has the prettiest and tastiest cakes in town. Case in point, their Chinese New Year cake that’s made of French buttercream in form of a mocha chiffon cake. Yum.
10. TIGER SUGAR PH
Starting the year right, Tiger Sugar just introduced two new drinks. We definitely have to try the Brown Sugar Boba with Matcha milk or Red Bean with Cream Mousse. A match made in heaven.