Luxury Labelers Going To The Dogs For Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is here, and luxury brands are celebrating the year of the Dog! International labels like Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna and Louis Vuitton are cashing in on this being the year of our furry friend, from [s]creepy[/s] Animojis to full-scale clothing lines!
Gucci’s doggo-inspired collection featured Designer Alessandro Michele’s Boston Terriers Bosco and Orso, though the creative licensure taken left us a little slobbery at the look.
Moschino fans got to meet Betty Boop’s friend Pudgy in their New Year-inspired line of clothing and accessories, while jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann partnered with Estee Lauder and created the most adorable vintage compacts that have sparkly pups all over. Who doesn’t love sparkly pups?
Bottega Veneta was all about the poodles, German shepherds and chihuahuas and plastered them all over a line of wallets, pouches, key holders and phone cases and Louis Vitton is celebrating with the creation of an animated Japanese Shiba Inu as a mascot. The cartoon dog will adorn bags and jewelry, and no doubt have all the bitches running for their piece!
Dolce & Gabanna has a dog inspired line as well, and this line even included pieces for the littlest fashionista/dog lovers with their kids’ offerings.
And it’s not just clothing/fashion lines dedicating their pieces to the dogs. Chopard is offering a limited edition Year of the Dog Timepiece, with only 88 being made. Johnnie Walker is also offering a limited edition bottle that features the work of Page Tsou, a Taiwanese artist. The three bottles will feature dogs from different regions of Asia–the Formosan Mountain Dog, Chinese Shar-Pei and Akita, and will be a perfect way to usher in the new year.
These luxury retailers appealing to the wealthy is not surprising as a new report found that wealthy people tend to prefer dogs more than cats, and besides? Dogs make EVERYthing look great!
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