It’s time to usher in the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of strength and good luck. This year’s Lunar New Year, which marks the first new moon on the lunar calendar, falls on Saturday, February 10. As always, beauty and fashion brands love to get in on the fun of this vibrant, colorful holiday. Some of our favorite brands have collaborated with artists to create new products, limited edition packaging, and special designs for the celebration of the Year of the Dragon, which symbolizes power, nobility, and luck.
Here are some of Teen Vogue’s favorite 2024 Lunar New Year beauty and fashion launches so you can treat yourself and your loved ones to some glamorous new gifts. Whether you need a place to spend the cash you received in your shiny red envelope or just want to treat yourself to something new, we’ve got you covered. After all, it is customary to give and receive on this auspicious occasion.
This C-beauty brand is inspired by the landscape and art of the Chinese subcontinent. Not only are the products made with high-quality ingredients, but the packaging is incredibly luxurious. On your products, there will be stamped artwork before you dig into the product itself. For the Year of the Dragon, be sure to grab their Lifelong Romance Set, which is etched and engraved with visuals of the stunning creature.
2. Sandy Liang
If you’d like to add a playful pop of color to your ensemble this new year, look no further than Sandy Liang’s Lunar New Year collection. The capsule collection features accessories in red, pink, green, and gold, which will all add some sophistication to your ‘fit, but they are also fun and will make a statement. You can grab a jade dragon egg to wear around your neck or a lucky red headband to wear like a cherry on top.
self-portrait unveiled its LNY edit back in January, and it’s one of our favorites of the year. The campaign featured a cast of women, including Malaysian model Ling Tan and actress Carina Lau, in the bold and vibrant collection that features beautiful gowns, accessories, and mini dresses. If you’re looking to elevate your style this Year of the Dragon, look no further.
4. Le Mini Macaron
It’s always time to treat yourself to an at-home manicure, and this holiday, Le Mini Macaron has released the Dragon Queen collection to help you release your inner dragon. The AAPI-founded brand is known for its at-home gel manicure kits, making it easy for you to get a long-lasting mani at home. The set includes three gel polishes in bright red, shiny gold, and soft pink as well as some dragon-themed stickers.
Cult-favorite haircare brand ORIBE has decided to release a limited edition gift set for the Lunar New Year. The packaging was designed in collaboration with Australian-Chinese artist Chris Chun and features beautiful bursts of bright red peonies to represent the coming of spring. The product inside is the Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo and Conditioner, which will leave your hair as strong as the Wood Dragon itself.
6. Silk Laundry
Canadian brand Silk Laundry put together a capsule collection for the occasion of the Lunar New Year, and we can’t stop eyeing these garments. The collection showcases art by German-based Chinese designer Ruby Lee that features a beautiful, confident dragon. Grab yourself a bright red pair of pants, a shirt, or skirt, or even just a red pouch to gift some cash in.
Cult-favorite skin care line Sulwahsoo has a limited edition package for its First Care Activating Serum. This product is meant to strengthen your skin barrier and make it a canvas for easy absorption of any moisturizer or facial oil that comes after it. The special repackage for the Lunar New Year includes a gold-etched dragon motif on the bottle.
8. 1587 Sneakers
This AAPI-founded brand wants to bring stories to the forefront of Asian American apparel. They understand the breadth of the Asian community and want to encompass the traditions of everyone, across the subcontinent. For the occasion of the new year, they released a shirt that uses one of Asia’s favorite love languages to tell a story: food. Is your favorite meal featured?
There’s no better time to pamper yourself than the New Year. This year, Lush decided to put out a few products for the Lunar New Year: a bath bomb that shines gold and red with an intricate dragon design, a bright, citrusy shower gel, and if you treat yourself to the gift set, you’ll receive a gift wrap designed by artist Bao Ho that tells the tale of the brave and fierce dragon.
10. Lisa Von Tang
This brand from Singapore has a special Lunar New Year curation on its website that features some of its most beloved products, all inspired by founder Lisa Von Tang’s Chinese heritage. You can treat yourself to a gown similar to the look of a qipao or add a bright pop of red to your new year outfit with a new top.
11. Tower 28 x Kung Fu Panda
One of our favorite launches this year for the holiday is Tower 28’s collaboration with the Kung Fu Panda movie franchise. In celebration of the upcoming release of the new film on March 8, the AAPI-founded brand has decided to do a playful collaboration to ring in the Year of the Dragon. There’s even a special gift set that includes a dumpling steamer and a set of chopsticks, along with the brand’s viral favorite products like the SOS Rescue Spray and the BeachPlease Cream Blush.
12. Cole Haan
Need some new kicks? Cole Haan has you covered, especially with their Lunar New Year capsule collection. The collection features a limited edition design of the GrandPrø Ashland Sneaker for him and her. The shoe is embossed with an intricate dragon design in shades of red and gold. The sneaker itself is a neutral brown shade, but the small details will make your footwear stand out.
13. U Beauty
U Beauty released a limited-edition shade of The PLASMA Lip Compound Tinted to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. The new shade, which is called Shanghai, is a vibrant red. The formula of this product locks in hydration, which is especially necessary during this time. Founder Tina Chen Craig’s Chinese heritage inspired the standout color, and it’s perfect for a celebration.
14. Alexander McQueen
If you’re looking for an experience this Lunar New Year, pop into an Alexander McQueen store and check out the new Chinese New Year collection. The entire collection is inspired by the antirrhinum flower, also known as the snapdragon, and features shades of bright red and pink. The accessories in the collection are luxurious and intricately designed, and the collection is only available in stores.
15. Glasshouse Fragrances
Glasshouse Fragrances has come out with another Lunar New Year candle and this year’s scent and vessel celebrate the Wood Dragon. Aptly titled “Dance Of The Dragon,” the top notes include mandarin, amber, and green cypress. The vessel that holds the candle features royal blue and gold art that tells the story of the lucky and luxurious dragon dancing through town.
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