Chinese New Year is here and it seems like most brands are trying to jump on the hype. But can the zodiac rat ever become #fashion? Here are some of the best attempts we’ve seen.
Disney x Gucci
Last year, Gucci’s Three Little Pigs collection was a huge success. This year, they return with a Mickey Mouse collection. (Does anyone have the heart to tell Gucci that Mickey isn’t a street rat?) This collection highlights Mickey Mouse monogram tracksuits (Gucci=tracksuits), bags, coats and Mickey printed on their popular Rhyton sneakers. Shop online at Gucci’s official site
CNY Mickey Mouse Stan Smith 3D
In another Mickey Mouse collaboration, Adidas take a more creative approach by designing a 3D comic-style print on their classic silhouette Stan Smith. Complete the look with a pair of 3D glasses.
Marc Jacobs x Stray Rats Lunar New Year Collaboration
This is how you do it, people! Marc Jacobs teamed up with Miami- and New York-based streetwear brand Stray Rats to revamp Jacob’s 2000’s “Stinky Rat” collection. This campaign features color blocked sweaters with a rat on the front and Chinese characters on the sleeves, an old-school hoodie and t-shirt. Add it to your bag here
Moschino’s Chinese New Year Mickey Rat
Meet the rodential version of Mickey in this Moschino collection. This drop consists of a varsity jacket, a sweater, hoodies and even phone cases. Different but definitely on point! Get this collection at Central Embassy
H&M’s Chinese New Year Collection
You can also celebrate the Year of the Rat in Bangkok with more affordable garments from H&M. The fast-fashion stalwart is offering a wide range of items featuring childhood favorite Tom and Jerry. That means furry bucket hats, beanies, sweaters and jeans. Find this collection at H&M citywide.
Rag & Bone’s Pizza Rat Collection
Inspired by the infamous New York City pizza rat back in 2015, this Rag & Bone collection is filled with iconic pieces. They feature the white rat dragging a piece of pizza on sweaters, wallets, high top sneakers and t-shirts.
Nike’s Year of Rat Chinese New Year Collection
Nike redesigns classic staples like the Air Max 1, Air Jordan 13, Air Force 1 and Air Max 90, along with newer models like the Air Jordan 34, Kyrie 6 and Air Max 720, using the ancient Chinese technique of Yuxian paper-cutting. This creates a nice blend between the patterns and their signature swoosh. Rat-embossed? No, but you still want them. Get this collection at your local Nike store.