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Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have noticed the dramatic shift towards Lunar New Year at shopping malls and supermarkets, all ready to usher in the festivities.
So it’s no surprise that fashion houses are also getting into the mood by launching their tiger-themed collections to mark the new year, and you can start with Balenciaga’s ‘Year of the Tiger’ series, which largely comes in a vibrant palette of orange and stripes to emulate the coat of the majestic animal.
And there’s no better way to introduce the selection than by showcasing these 8 different Balenciaga pieces. The ‘Year of the Tiger Allover Logo’ can be spotted on the beanie (SGD375) and the sweater (SGD1750), both made from black and orange knit to help you stay comfortable all day long.
Then there’s also the Card Case On Keyring (SGD525), one that comes in a rich orange hue that’s fun and functional all at once. You can wear it like a lanyard via the leather strap, or remove it completely so you get a thin cardholder that can be kept within your bigger Balenciaga bags.
Speaking of bags, there are plenty to look out for, starting with the crocodile-embossed Gossip Small Bag (SGD2550) which is as ‘huat’ as it gets. Perfectly sized to hold all your red packets at 24 cm wide and 13 cm high, the boxy Gossip silhouette is also one of Balenciaga’s rising icons that’s a must-have for the fans of the brand.
Don’t forget the Le Cagole XS Shoulder Bag (SGD2450) if you love the oversized studded detailing that gives it a rock-chic appeal. Each bag is also sold together with a removable heart mirror looped like a leather charm on the side, great for all your beauty touch-ups while visiting during the Lunar New Year.
The next three are all iconic versions of the Hourglass, starting with the teeny-tiny mini size (SGD1650) in black/orange printed Arena lambskin leather. The Hourglass XS in black (SGD3150) is slightly different thanks to the tiger-patchwork lambskin, while the biggest of them all would be the Hourglass Small (SGD3150) in orange shiny box calfskin.
The good news? All these pieces from their festive capsule are now available in Singapore, so you can head on down to view them in person, or check out the online store if you prefer having purchases delivered directly to your home.