Call off the search: Your CNY fashion shortlist has arrived.
CNY is the time for reunion dinners, non-stop snacking and dressing up to the nines – there’s no better time to flex your fashion chops! This year, we’re crushing on festive street style, oriental inspirations and other stylish finds that will stay in your wardrobe beyond the festive season. Here are the best shops for CNY 2022 outfits on our list…
Where to shop for CNY 2022 outfits
Begin the festivities with traditional details and punchy colours. We’re talking about sophisticated jacquard, textured fabrics and floral prints in the 45-piece line-up. The dainty cheongsam buttons, mandarin collars, dramatic sleeves and subtle cut-out details remind us of classic cheongsams with a modern spin. Street style more your thing? Step out in exclusive street casual tees in collaboration with Snoopy & Charlie Brown from the Peanuts gang, Mickey and Minnie, and Disney’s Mulan and Princess Jasmine.
Pomelo, available online and via the app
2. Dear Samfu
Homegrown slow fashion label Dear Samfu is bringing its brand of nostalgic chic to the CNY fashion table. If you’re cutting down on your style buys, we recommend choosing a statement piece that you can create multiple looks with. Take a peek at Dear Samfu’s Big Sister skirts and cheongsam tops, featuring paisley and floret designs that’ll have style mileage long after the house visiting season is over. The online store also has a selection of retro-inspired shirts and dresses, if throwback style is your theme for the year.
Dear Samfu, available online
3. Wray Crafted
Elevate your wardrobe with sustainable CNY outfits for 2022. We’re eyeing Wray Crafted’s organic cotton numbers that are designed to last. Don the pleat dresses for a relaxed silhouette that will keep up with all your CNY feasting, or snag the wrap dresses for a universally flattering cut. Fun fact: the fabrics are handprinted, which means no two dresses are the same.
Wray Crafted, available online
4. Love, Bonito
In these times of virtual meetings and loungewear, it might be tough to coax yourself into “going out” clothes. The solution? Effortless pieces that are timeless and easy to style. The 2022 collection highlights two floral prints for the entire family. Precious Treasure features anthurium and heliconia flowers, while Buds of Joy is inspired by kimono fabrics and open floral motifs. Expect sage, white, navy, vermilion and lilac shades. To make things extra special, the brand has launched its first limited edition mahjong set ($328, available from 19 Jan). The tiles are a nod to the brand’s peach and pine green colours, and its signature smiley emoticon motif.
Love, Bonito, available online and at multiple locations including Funan and [email protected]
5. Charles & Keith
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this range of heat-reactive bags and shoes. That’s right, the colour-changing collection features a tiger motif on traditional-inspired Mary Janes, sandals, sneakers and shoulder and cross-body bags. The items are jet-black but once they come in contact with anything above 30 degrees, the tiger motif appears.
Charles & Keith, available online and at multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Nex
Kenzo’s signature icon is the tiger so you can expect the animal to take centerstage in its Chinese New Year capsule collection. Pick from a bold and vibrant range of unisex ready-to-wear street style pieces and accessories. Keep it casual with sweatshirts, cropped bomber jackets, jumpers, T-shirts and jogger sets.
Kenzo, available online and at multiple locations including Marina Bay Sands
The Italian fashion house pays homage to the Year of the Tiger with a range of contemporary styles that are absolutely wild. Its signature leopard print intertwines with the tiger pattern in myriad colours and, of course, each piece has a vivid drawing of the tiger itself.
Dolce&Gabbana, available online and #01-19 & #02-09/10, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
For threads that go beyond the festive season, hop over to H&M for some mix and matching. No prizes for guessing the colour palette for the season! Dive into splashes of flaming red across all threads for men, women and kids.
H&M, available online and at multiple locations including Nex and Ion Orchard
Done carting out your fave fits? A stylish CNY celebration awaits.