Each year, just as most of the world’s holiday celebrations have begun to wind down, in Chinese and other Asian cultures, the celebration is about to begin. Chinese New Year occurs each year towards the end of January. It’s also known as Lunar New Year because the day marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar. This year, it’s happening on January 22nd. As we’ve come to expect from designers in the last few years, many are releasing special capsule collections to commemorate The Year of the Rabbit.
Loewe is one of many to create a limited-edition capsule collection in honor of the Lunar New Year 2022. While some brands may honor the New Year a bit more literally, others will celebrate less obviously, and Loewe’s collection features a little bit of both. An adorable collection of bags, special charms, and ready-to-wear is presented, welcoming in The Year of the Rabbit.
Drawing on House Expertise
This collection draws on Loewe’s over 170 years of expertise in leathercraft, which fits the Loewe brand effortlessly. If ever there was a brand to nail a collection for The Year of the Rabbit, it certainly is Loewe. The brand’s Bunny bag is a classic, and for this collection, it has been given a special twist in celebration of the Lunar New Year with a twisted knot detail. This addition not only helps to distinguish the bag as part of the capsule, but the knot signifies human connection and good fortune among Asian cultures. This knot detail is integral to the capsule collection, honoring both cultural tradition and Loewe’s storied history with leathercraft.
Knotted floppy bunny rabbit ears appear over the House’s iconic Bunny bag and atop the Hammock Nugget bag for a less literal iteration. Leather pieces are crafted from soft, supple Nappa calf leather in a playful range of colors. Another Loewe classic is the handwoven natural Basket bag, which is given a makeover with playful ears. Bunny charms in Nappa calf also appear with an adorable fluffy shearling tail. The perfect combination of cute details paired with luxury fashion, this collection certainly delights.