In an impressive display of luxury, some of the world’s most esteemed fashion houses welcome the 2024 Chinese New Year with exclusive bag collections that pay homage to celebrated traditions in style and sophistication.
Seamlessly merging exquisite craftsmanship with the spirit of new beginnings, houses such as Gucci and Valentino honor the Year of the Dragon with flair and reverence.
From highlighting vibrant red hues that signify good fortune to featuring emblems of the mystical dragon, these notable fashion houses offer revelers the perfect arm candy to complete a Lunar New Year ensemble.
Whether heading to a banquet dinner, visiting one house after another, or attending other social engagements, celebrate the Year of the Dragon with impeccable style. Here is our list of 5 of the most luxurious bag collections that honor the 2024 Chinese New Year:
1. Radley London’s 2024 Lunar New Year Collection
Radley London presents their exclusive 2024 Lunar New Year Collection with a playful display of their iconic bags adorned with inspiration from red and, of course, the majestic dragon.
Their signature picture bag features an intricate rendition of leather applique in the shape of a friendly dragon meeting the brand’s Scottie dog, as metallic foil and screen prints complete a crafty approach.
Featuring their Hanley Close bag in a gorgeous red hue with an envelope pocket inside, a leather picture purse, and recycled cotton canvas tote bags that boast intricate embellishment techniques, this beautiful collection perfectly epitomizes the spirit of the festive season.
2. MCM x Bape Collaboration
Luxury streetwear at its finest, this exciting collaboration between two fashion giants presents a subtle tribute to the Year of the Dragon.
Presented in sophisticated black and gold, the two houses seamlessly merge their iconic and signature design details to create pieces ideal for the grown-up streetwear aficionado.
Bape’s signature cameo pattern is debossed on some of MCM’s signature silhouettes, featuring graphic transformations on the collection’s pieces, such as MCM’s Boston bag, weekender bag, belt bag, backpack, and crossbody bag.
3. Gucci Dionysus Year of the Dragon Selection
Gucci takes pride in featuring the highest quality materials and distinguished Italian craftsmanship in every bag collection they produce. Their 2024 Chinese New Year tribute is no exception.
Offering a display of the house’s iconic codes and signature pieces, the Year of the Dragon collection features ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, and bags that honor the mystical Zodiac animal.
One of the notable pieces of this collection is an imaginative and playful take on the brand’s Dionysus bag. The small rectangular bag is ivory leather, highlighting a red chain framing the iconic silhouette and an interlocking G dragon print with tiny red clouds peppered on the back.
4. Loewe’s Flamenco Purse Mini Jade Collection
Loewe has been one of the most exciting brands in recent years, thanks in part to the appointment of its creative director, J.W Anderson.
With a fresh spin to a Spanish heritage brand, Anderson presents Loewe’s Jade collection, featuring fine jewelry and the Flamenco mini purse in 6 affluent colors inspired by precious jade carvings.
The Jade collection is in collaboration with three master jade carvers, with the Flamenco mini purse featuring inside pockets with a ring of a masterfully carved precious jade stone in the same color. Designed to bring good luck and fortune, this limited-edition collection is Loewe’s rendition of welcoming the 2024 Chinese New Year in absolute luxury.
5. Valentino’s 2024 Chinese New Year Collection
Valentino has long been associated with the color red, having presented complete haute couture collections of red pieces in the past. And the iconic Valentino Rosso hue takes center stage for their Lunar New Year presentation.
The collection features Chinese brand ambassadors Yang Yang and Yang Zi. It boasts dresses, shoes, accessories, and a 3-piece Garavani VLogo bag presentation that perfectly accompanies any Chinese New Year ensemble.
Whether you opt for the Loco bucket bag, the VLogo Moon mini bag, or the Garavani bucket bag, each is meticulously crafted by Italian artisans that perfectly epitomizes the Maison’s unmatched commitment to flawless craftsmanship.
Symbolizing abundance, honor, and imperial power, the Year of the Dragon ushers in the Chinese New Year with a loud bang. And it’s no surprise that global fashion houses pay tribute to this celebrated tradition by launching exclusive capsule collections incorporating signature silhouettes while paying homage to the Year’s zodiac animal.
From vibrant red hues on signature bags to dragon appliques meticulously crafted on leather, these limited-edition collections from Gucci, Valentino, Radley London, Loewe, and MCM x Bape are the perfect accessories to ring in good fortune and prosperity and welcome the Lunar New Year.
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