The Chinese New Year begins on February 16th, ushering in the Year of the Dog and a whole host of canine-inspired goodies from Sloane Street’s designer labels.
Gucci has released a Year of the Dog collection, featuring 63 items inspired by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele’s Boston terriers, Bosco and Orso. The two pooches star on everything from collegiate cardigans to tote bags and trainers in the limited edition range, which is available now.
Gucci has even created an animoji inspired by paintings of Bosco and Orso, by Gucci collaborator London-based artist Unskilled Worker that allow Gucci app users to record video clips of the dogs that use the individual’s voice and expressions with apple’s facial recognition technology on the iPhone X.
Red, the colour associated with good fortune and joy in Chinese culture, is prominent in New Year celebrations and has been adopted by Smythson for a new set or correspondence cards, while Fendi embraced the auspicious hue in a chic little Mini Kan I bag, part of its special Chinese New Year offering.
At Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and Bottega Veneta, playful coin purses appear in hound form, while Shanghai Tang and Salvatore Ferragamo have released eye-catching silk scarves printed with poodles, dachshunds and more Boston terriers.
And on February 17th, you can celebrate the Chinese New Year at Duke of York Square, which will be hosting a special Chinese food market with a delicious array of Chinese delicacies and traditional entertainment, including a traditional Lion Dance at lunchtime and a Lantern Quiz running throughout the day.
For dog-lovers, don’t forget to enter into our Best Dressed Dog competition with a wonderful prize from Pet Pavilion, which will be on hand with Puppycinos and Pawseccos and express treatments. For further information visit www.dukeofyorksquare.com.
Embrace the puppy love…