Tiger, tiger, burning bright? Fashion celebrates the animal for Chinese New Year


  • Style
  • Friday, 21 Jan 2022

Expect lots of tiger theme fashion offerings this Chinese New Year. Photo: Dior

As the Year of the Tiger will be coming up soon, expect a lot of style offerings to suit the theme. From animal prints to motifs of the creature, it is bound to be a bold time indeed.

According to Chinese zodiac, the tiger is seen as beautiful, powerful and confident. These very qualities also embody fashion brands and what they aim for in their products.

Read more: This Chinese New Year, it is all about roaring in style

Guys can take their pick from the various accessories and ready-to-wear currently available to show off a roaring style this Chinese New Year.

They’re great!

For Moschino, it is everyone’s favourite childhood breakfast icon that serves as an inspiration. On graphic silkscreen print and embroidered products, Tony the Tiger dons the classic Moschino logo gold chain and peace sign pendant.

Tiger suit up

To mark the the festivities, Coach has dressed up its dinosaur mascot as a tiger. The cute T-rex appears in a striped suit for all the collection’s designs. Of course, they also come in a festive red hue symbolising luck, happiness and good fortune.

Snappy dresser

Pedro’s offerings are meant for empowered, fashion-conscious men. The tiger’s recognisable silhouette and distinctive stripes can be spotted on sneakers. Referencing traditional Chinese paintings, each one features textured tiger-stripe fabric that closely resembles a painting.

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Fluid strength

Working with American painter Kenny Scharf, Dior serves up a reinterpretation of the Water Tiger – the zodiac’s element this coming year. Prints, embroidery and patches bearing the motif appear on shirts, knitwear and denim pants, as well the line’s accessories.

A roaring time

Men who are into watches should look out for Swatch’s specially designed tiger timepiece. A bio-sourced matte black printed strap and red loops star on this bio-ceramic beauty. Additionally, a gold dial depicts strength with a subtle tiger head graphic.

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