Fashion

Published: Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 1:35:00 PM
Updated: Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 10:59:11 PM

Horse couture: Ride into Chinese New Year on a fashion stallion

Looking for a last-minute gift horse for Chinese New Year? Try trotting into the Year Of The Horse on these equine chic trends.

Goodbye, Water Snake. Hello, Wood Horse! Chinese astrologers are predicting a clippety-clop year for most folks, but you may want to look that gift horse in the mouth – if you remember the story of Helen Of Troy and the Trojan horse. Still, the equine chic fashion trend is galloping into the New Year, so why not increase your prosperity horsepower by mounting these stylish pieces?

Adidas Originals: Year of the horse with three stripes

This Chinese New Year pack blends traditional Adidas colours with luxurious materials. The Pro Conference Hi’s vibrant suede upper is ignited with gold-flecked laces, while the Tech Super and the Superstar 80s in red and gold represent fortune and good luck. Available at Adidas Originals in Suria KLCC, Pavilion KL and MidValley Megamall. Price: RM299 and RM410.

Bonia: Leather horse key charm

Use it to hold your keys or as an accessory on your handbag, this little charm is 100% handcrafted from bright-hued leather – an excellent gift for equestrian fanatics. It comes in orange, camel, turquoise, plum, apricot, magenta purple and dark turquoise. Available at Bonia in Pavilion KL, MidValley Megamall, Sogo KL, Suria KLCC, KLIA, Gurney Plaza, City Square Johor Baru and Genting Highlands. Price: RM89.

Carolina Herrera: Matryoshka special edition horse year bag

This limited edition red bag with its “clever nod of the horse” embossed in gold is an eye-catching accessory that’s the perfect companion for Chinese New Year events. Available at Suria KLCC. Price: N/A.

DKNY: Gold horse t-shirt dress

The gold equine takes centre stage in this special edition Lunar Capsule Collection – especially on this delightful outfit that comes in black and red. If auspicious chic is your style, go with the red. If style trumps prosperity, take the black. Available at DKNY in The Gardens Mall, Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC. Price: RM1,590.

Diane von Furstenberg: Lucky horse wrap dress

This outfit makes a bold statement and could bring you plenty of attention and luck, too. It comes in black and red. Available at Diane von Furstenberg in Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL. Price: RM1,580.

Poh Kong: Gallant steed of fortune

Six collections – Gallant Steed Of Fortune, Gold And Silver Coin, Abacus Of Prosperity, Bountiful Gold And Jade, Golden Delights and Prosperity Pixiu – have been set out to commemorate the year. This handsome horseshoe bracelet with all its emblems of good luck is particularly attractive. Price: RM2,588 upward.

Puma: Year of the horse “Made in Japan” Takumi

The collection isn’t new but this special edition has the Chinese character for horse incorporated into the design. It’s also crafted out of supple full grain horse leather and shiny soft pony hair. Comes in chocolate brown and black. Available at Crossover in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, City Square Johor Baru and Aeon Tebrau City Shopping Centre Johor Baru. Price: RM1,029 (low-cut) and RM1,329 (mid-cut).

Ralph Lauren: Full pavé horse head bracelet

This illustrious red crocodile cuff bracelet captures the charm of Lauren’s equestrian legacy with an elegant full-pavé horse head. Horses love putting on a good show, so what better way than with this diamond-entrusted beauty? Available at Ralph Lauren Suria KLCC only. Price: N/A.

Swatch: Year of the horse Chinese New Year special

This year’s Chinese New Year edition references traditional Chinese art and calligraphy with its inky strokes and fluid greys. Its dynamic impression of horses in motion is especially striking. Price: RM260.

Thomas Sabo: Prancing horse pendant

This new addition to Sabo’s sterling silver collection is designed to “capture the essence of a galloping horse soaring with unstoppable force and irresistible courage”. It’s pretty, too. Price: RM379.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Year Of The Horse, Chinese New Year, Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Bonia, DKNY, Puma, Tomas Sabo, Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, Poh Kong, Swatch

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