Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Dragon, everyone! Since our cultural knowledge of the traditions of Chinese New Year is admittedly somewhat limited, we thought that the best way we could join in on the festivities would be by highlighting the work of one very talented Chinese American designer – Alexander Wang. After all, what better way to celebrate a culture than by appreciating the contributions of its people?

Wang’s bags are likely familiar to most of you already, but he’s done something a little different for Resort and Spring 2012 – he used color. The man known for black and grey did an admirable job of brightening things up and even incorporating a print or two for the new season, and today seemed like a perfect day to feature several of our favorites. Take a look after the jump and let us know how you’re celebrating in the comments.

Alexander Wang Rocco Satchel, $875 via Neiman Marcus

Alexander Wang Donna Hobo, $795 via Net-a-Porter

Alexander Wang Marion Shoulder Bag, $650 via Neiman Marcus

Alexander Wang Raphael Shoulder Bag, $730 via Net-a-Porter

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Share Your Thoughts With Us

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    LOVE the Marion Shoulder Bag, and especially the bright yellow Rocco – deliciously urban cool and a great excuse to celebrate Chinese New Year for a girl who isn’t even Chinese! 

  • Fashiondoesntexist

    Cool bags…fav alexander wang!


  • Marie Martell
  • 19yearslater

    Love the colored bags, the top one kind of reminds me of 101 dalmatians though. I’m celebrating by seeing friends with Chinese heritage write Happy New Year on facebook and saying “oh yeeaah” to myself.

  • Deedee

    Love celebrating Chinese New Year. Maybe I’ll get enough red envelope money to buy a new purse… 

  • Seraphimhymn

    I don’t like word “Chinese New Year”.. Because many other Asian countries celebrate Lunar New Year, not just Chinese….  :(

  • Anonymous

    You sound very ignorant in this post Mull. Like… there’s a difference between Merry X-MAs and Happy Hannukkah.Get it? And thats not all  “After all, what better way to celebrate a culture than by appreciating the contributions of its people?” Really? So the great contributions of the Chinese are…..making handbags that have your seal of approval? Wow…Stick some other race in there and see if it sounds right like “Mexican or African” Sounds pretty fucked up don’t it? Stupid uncultured wasp….

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  • turadosapuay

    i prefer the first one.