If you had done sports tiger stripes before 2022, you would have been ridiculed or written off as an aspiring Joe Exotic.

As it turns out, the tiger is the upcoming Chinese New Year’s zodiac animal, so any nod to the fierce feline is more than welcome, especially in your wardrobe. Wearing the pattern is said to bring you good luck, as are colors like fiery red and imperial yellow. Indeed, dressing for the CNY is serious business for those who celebrate it.

So it’s a good thing that luxury fashion brands have a myriad of stylish ways to incorporate the tiger into your outfit through their CNY collections. Many of these pieces come with a twist, whether it’s through their streetwear sensibility (check out the offerings from Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Kenzo) or simply the fact that they come in a color other than orange (thanks, Gucci and Valentino). ). None of them go as far as the printed sweatshirts and t-shirts of Onitsuka Tiger, whose renditions of the tiger enter anime territory, but they’re still quite striking.

Check out our top picks below, and be sure to show off your tiger-themed traits on your next lohei.

Header photo credit: Burberry

The best Year of the Tiger accessories to wear this CNY:

Take a closer look and you will see that the stripes on this Olympia bag are in fact embroidered. That, and the fact that the Burberry bag carries Kendall Jenner’s stamp of approval, makes it an alluring accessory to flaunt this holiday season.

Justin Bieber’s favorite Balenciaga sneakers got a makeover. The different yokes of the Runner sneakers are now available in shades borrowed from the tiger stripes that will turn heads long after the Lunar New Year. Additionally, the shoes are made without leather, which means that no animals were harmed while performing Balenciaga’s tribute to the tiger.

Whether or not you have the cigars for it, this Berluti leather case is a beautiful piece worth owning. Made in Italy, the accessory exudes an antique spirit thanks to its Cacao Intenso patinated Venezia leather. Leather is an artistic canvas that not only features Berluti’s signature Scritto motif, but also a tiger tattooed for the special occasion. Get yours today in Berluti stores in Singapore.

For the holiday season, Saint Laurent unveiled a striking tiger print that appears on knit cardigans, jackets, button-down shirts and t-shirts. But it might be the easiest to wear on this satin handbag, which will easily fit your smartphone, wallet, and all those angbaos you collect.

The tiger is no stranger to the Gucci world, which has adopted all manner of animal motifs in its nature-inspired textiles. Here, the beloved handbag from Italian label Jackie 1961 is adorned with a 1960s illustration by Vittorio Accornero (aka the artist behind Gucci’s Flora print). The pastel hues, borrowed from traditional Chinese art, make the handbag an elegant option for your CNY celebrations.

The tiger is practically synonymous with Kenzo, so it’s no surprise that the fashion brand has delivered a coveted Chinese New Year capsule collection. Among sweaters, t-shirts, bags and even iPhone cases, what stands out is this baseball cap, whose textured embroidery appears neon on a black canvas.

Sometimes a little goes a long way. The Nano version of Fendi’s Baguette bag certainly impresses with its functionality (it’s roomy enough to hold your keys, cards, and AirPods) and versatility (easily clip it to your purse or belt). But it will really wow a crowd in this vibrant jacquard fabric, which nods to the fur of the Siberian tiger.

Without compromising on comfort, Givenchy has combined two lucky symbols in this cotton hoodie: the color red and a fierce tiger pattern. Use the front pockets to store your red packages.

Coach’s tongue-in-cheek version of the 2022 zodiac animal can be seen on hoodies, t-shirts, and this canvas and leather tote bag. Rexy, the New York label’s dino mascot, is featured wearing a tiger costume. The animal nod continues on the bag’s striped shoulder strap, creating a functional and fun accessory.

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Bob Valentino Tiger 1967

You are not limited to orange hues this CNY. Think of Valentino’s iconic pink, which livens up this bob. There is also a story behind the stripes: They are taken from the Italian luxury brand’s fall / winter 1967 collection, and quickly immortalized when the world’s first model, Veruschka, was photographed in a coat from the collection. Find this stylish piece in Valentino’s Marina Bay Sands boutique.


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