Team tiger: Luxury brands usher in Chinese New Year with fun and fierce collections

This year, fashion brands have gone wild with a smorgasbord of tiger interpretations. PHOTO: COURTESY OF GUCCI
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SINGAPORE - Once a novel strategy by a handful of brands to target the affluent Chinese market, the phenomenon of fashion and luxury labels releasing Chinese New Year collections celebrating the year's zodiac animal has become an annual affair.

Despite the pandemic, Chinese consumers have been spending. In its annual report on the luxury sector released this month, consultancy Bain & Company found that sales of personal luxury goods in China grew by 36 per cent to 471 billion yuan (S$100.2 billion) in 2021 from the year before.

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