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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Trend: year of the Rooster

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with these inspired products.

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Beautiful brocades

Who would have thought that a Chinese New Year-inspired capsule collection could look so chic? Sandro combines flirty femininity with a touch of punky attitude in this new range, which was produced especially for the new year occasion. The salmon-pink and gold shift dress with a ruffled bib neckline would be an ideal Valentine’s date outfit, while the athletic stripe-hemmed jumper is a great athleisure piece.

From Dh760-1,100; available at Sandro stores in the UAE

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Vision in red

With its special Chinese New Year collection, French leather goods label Longchamp takes “the Year of the Rooster” brief unapologetically literally. The capsule collection includes a red version of the Longchamp 3-D bag in calfskin, with a matching pouch and keychain, all embroidered with a peppy rooster motif.

Price on request; available online at www.Longchamp.com

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Colour pop

The current collection in Kate Spade stores includes a host of polka-dot prints, along with some new, kitschy accessories, including an undeniably cute monster character. And, to celebrate Chinese New Year, the New York-based brand also jumped on the rooster bandwagon, with the embellished hot-pink animal covering its staple Candace handbag.

From Dh180; available at Kate Spade boutiques in the UAE

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Bird on the beach

Rock your rooster on your swim shorts, with Vilebrequin’s design for Lunar New Year. The navy blue shorts flaunt a hand-drawn picture of a rooster embroidered in gold thread. The shorts are available for men, women and children but if you want a pair you’ll have to wait until they launch in UAE Vilebrequin locations in March.

From Dh555; will be available at Vilebrequin stores in the UAE

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New-season pout

The Joi de Vivre collection from Laura Mercier celebrates lightweight formulas with punchy pigments. The Velour Lovers lipsticks combine mango butter with mattifying powders for a smooth, velvety texture in shades of red that will complement your Chinese New Year buys. Joy is an upbeat magenta shade, Smile is a refreshing strawberry-red, and Happy is a rich watermelon tone.

Dh130; available Laura Mercier counters in leading retailers

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Wrist game

The new kaleidoscope-inspired watches from Aigner will appeal to consumers who seek out timepieces that are bold and colourful, but still carry a considerable touch of sophistication. If your New Year’s resolution is to be more punctual, consider splurging on a new timepiece.

Dh2,400; available at Paris Gallery stores in the UAE

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