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Fashion influencer Helen Chik celebrates Chinese New Year in style with new season looks from China’s best new designers

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As one of the most important festivals in the calendar year, Chinese New Year is worthy of celebration, and special events are held around the world as well as in China. Woolmark has long had an important relationship with China, with the country boasting a growing appetite for the luxurious quality of wool. And with thanks to China’s burgeoning fashion design industry, several Chinese designers have been included in the International Woolmark Prize, including Doris Q, VMajor, Ban Xiao Xue and Fake Natoo. In beginning the Year of the Monkey, we celebrate our favourite home-grown – and on-the-rise – Chinese fashion designers.

Ban Xiao Xue wool dress, Dinosaur Designs earrings and cuffs, A-Esque clutch, Max Mara shoes.

“I think a touch of red for Chinese New Year is perfect, and one of the traditions I love most is that you should wear everything new. By doing so, it means a good new beginning for the year to bring you good luck.”
- Doris Qiu, DORIS Q

Fake Natoo wool coat, Le Specs sunglasses, Dinosaur Designs earrings.

“Because of the complexity of the Chinese New Year festivity, whatever you wear has to be rich, intricate and beautiful.”
- Ban Xiao Xue, BAN XIAO XUE

Fake Natoo wool coat, Ellery skirt, Dinosaur Designs earring, Le Specs sunglasses, stylist’s own shoes.

“I hope this year our customers will enjoy wearing our map printed wool coat.”
- Zhang Na, FAKE NATOO

“To me, Chinese New Year means family, heritage, reunion and love.”
- Victor Zhu, VMAJOR

Left: Doris Q wool sweater and skirt, Karen Walker bag, Francesco Russo shoes.
Right: VMajor dress, Le Specs sunglasses, Karen Walker clutch, A-Esque clutch, Stuart Weitzman shoes.


Photography: Jordan Graham
Styling: Jolyon Mason
Hair: Koh
Make-up: Sasha Nilsson
Model: Helen Chik

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