Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Snake! The Water Snake celebrated its first day in abrupt fashion, blinding sleet and snow arrived in North London yesterday evening (I hear some parts of London were virtually snowless?), nice
one. I’ve been pretty much stuffing myself with boxes of sour Mandarins and sumptuous pork crackling gifted by friendly Chinese neighbours. I then had a go at Chinese calligraphy, it has taken me 5 attempts to perfect the scribble effect of both Chinese Traditional characters ‘Fortune’ and ‘Snake’, with the help of my aged Chinese ink and brush. It doesn’t look that bad.
Once again, Happy Chinese New Year, let the Water Snake bring mobility, tranquility and prosperous future.
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.