[By Melissa Chew]
Chinese New Year is just a couple of days away, a festive season of celebrations steeped in tradition and festooned with a never ending list of dos and don’ts even as society moves forward lightyears ahead. You know the drill when it comes to dressing— relegate those monochromatics black, white and all 50 shades of grey to the back of your wardrobe, and bring on the appropriate lucky colours to usher in the new beginnings with panache and aplomb. According to Chinese fengshui masters, 2017 is designated as the Year of the Fire Rooster, and colours deemed lucky are red, pink, orange, yellow and purple; a kaleidoscope of punchy vibrant hues that are coincidentally in line with major designers’ faves for S/S’17palette trend. Guaranteed to delight yourself and pleased both camps of traditionalists and fashionistas the likes of Lillian Too and Anna Wintour, here are some choice picks to get you auspisciously dressed without losing your experimental edge in fashion this Lunar New Year!
Beat the heat in this decadently embellished mini sundress from Dolce & Gabbana, Spring-Summer 2017.
Hitting all the right notes in ‘The Little Red Dress’ for Lunar New Year and more, Valentino RTW Spring-Summer 2017.
A little more edge and a lot less grunge, channel the modern day bohemian gypsy style with these printed slouchy separates from H&M Fall-Winter 2016/17.
Make heads turn for all the right reasons in this attention grabbing psychedelic op-art number from Mary Katrantzou Spring-Summer 2017.
Exudes an air of enfant extraordinaire as fresh as the spring blossoms with this marigold one shoulder ruffle midi dress by Alessandro Michele for Gucci Spring-Summer 2017.