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Get lucky with red

ANN/THE CHINA DAILY – The colour red holds unparalleled significance in Chinese culture, embodying a deep and emotional connection for the nation.

During the Lunar New Year, a celebration marked by fervent enthusiasm, Chinese people immerse themselves in a vibrant display of red. This bold hue symbolises the collective aspirations for a prosperous and auspicious future.

Pink, a delicate shade reminiscent of blossoms, resonates with the sentiments of spring, ushering in a new cycle of life. It provides a gentler alternative to complement the festive atmosphere.

With the dawn of the Spring Festival today, it’s time to curate your wardrobe for the occasion.

Consider incorporating dresses and jackets in beautiful shades of red and pink, embracing the essence of Chinese style.

They are a new interpretation of traditional Chinese culture by a young generation of Chinese designers with open minds and imagination. They may bring you some good luck in the Year of Dragon.

CHINESE RED WOOLEN DRESS

With delicate embroideries of flowers, the red woolen dress provides not only style but also warmth. What’s more, it’s very convenient to wear.

PHOTO: ENVATO
PHOTO: ENVATO

CHINESE RED WOOLEN JACKET

The short jacket in traditional Chinese style can match either pants or dresses, whatever is in your wardrobe. The embroideries of gold fish on the coat symbolise happiness and fortune, a good choice for the festive days.

PINK FAUX-FUR COAT

Pink can always go hand in hand with red, giving you more feminine beauty.

And faux-fur is friendly to our animal friends.

PINK SILK JACKET

To people who prefer less bold colours, a pink silk jacket with traditional embroideries could be a nice alternative to red.

PINK AND FLORAL COAT

Floral patterns look fresh and young, as long as they are in the correct colours.

In such a coat, it seems you can be a representative of the coming spring.

POMEGRANATE-INSPIRED EARRINGS

As a fruit highly regarded in traditional Chinese culture, pomegranates symbolise fertility and abundance. It can perfectly go with those Chinese red and pink outfits.

PINK CHALCEDONY AND PEARL NECKLACE

Nothing could be more feminine than a combination of pink stones and shimmering pearls. The long necklace can be the seal for your whole look.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ‘RED PACKET’

During Lunar New Year, sending a “red packet” – a monetary gift – is a long tradition.

Despite the widely used digital red packets, many people still choose to send cash in paper red envelopes.

Considering the paper waste, a red silk purse seems to be a more reasonable choice as it can be reused many times. – Li Hongrui

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