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5 Year of the Rat fashion collabs we’re really loving

Are you ready for the Year of the Rat?

In the spirit of the lunar new year, and the Chinese zodiac, luxury fashion houses and skincare brands have dropped new capsule collections to celebrate. Yet whilst rats aren’t exactly as glamorous or fashion-savvy as other spirit animals, we’ve got iconic animal-inspired Disney or Warner Bros characters that really make for up it. Some of us might even feel a little nostalgic seeing our childhood superstar taking over our favourite brands just in time for the Lunar New Year.

Consider this the perfect excuse to gift yourself (or someone born in the Year of the Rat) something from these exclusive collaborations of 2020.

[Hero Image credit: Gucci; Feature Image credit: Moschino]

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SK-II Disney Mickey Mouse Limited Edition PITERA Essence 

SK-II and Disney Mickey Mouse have joined hands to bring us a treat.
SK-II’s cult favourite is back with a new PITERA Essence Limited Edition (approx. THB 8,737) under the beloved Mickey Mouse theme. Kickstart your 2020 with this powerful treatment essence, also dubbed as “Miracle Water” in Asia, with transformative powers that are considered legendary. This game-changing skincare product is all about moisturising your skin, smoothening the muscles, and reducing the appearance of dark spots and fine lines. Our tip? If you have oily or dry skin, this is a godsend. SK-II has successfully kept its valuable secret of the cultivated exclusive yeast strain they use in their product — and that’s why it’s iconic. Pat Pat and treat your skin with some love this Chinese New Year!
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Moschino’s Chinese New Year Collection

Turning our cult-favourite cartoon Mickey Mouse into Mickey Rat, Moschino has brought their new, quirky capsule collection right in time for the Chinese New Year. Whether it’s the high-top sneakers (approx. THB 13,250) with the Mickey Rat logo, phone cases (approx. THB 2475), or Wool Pullover Mickey Rat (approx. THB 24,690), there’s something sneaky for all the cool rats out there. Armstrong has surely spin things up with Mickey Rat (a parody of the Disney icon) since its debut in 1971, and we are loving it.
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Gucci X Disney

Here’s where Mickey-inspired elements meet Chinese tradition. The Italian label has teamed with up Disney to hit the shelves with some very playful, high-end fashion. Have you seen NiNi sporting the bucket bag from Gucci’s latest Chinese new year collection? Whilst Gucci’s capsule collection spans both womenswear and menswear including sweatshirts, sneakers, accessories, knitwear, and more, the bucket bag would be everyone’s guilty pleasure.
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Kate Spade New York X Tom & Jerry

Whilst Mickey Mouse has been getting all the limelight at the moment, let’s not forget the famed and very intelligent Jerry mouse. Kate Spade New York has teamed up with Tom & Jerry to release their capsule collection 2020 — a cheeky collection with a removable cheese-shaped charm for a playful finishing touch. Opt for the tote bag (approx. THB 7792), or you might like the adorable canteen bag (approx. THB 9,906) too — both in durable red faux leather.
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ETRO X Tom & Jerry

ETRO always has been a sum of the creative experimental with a touch of sophistication. And now, honouring the celebration for Chinese New Year, the luxury brand also decided to collaborate with Warner Bros for a themed unisex collection under the brand’s popular paisley print. Could there be a more tongue-in-cheek reference to the year’s zodiac animal? The envelope style mini shoulder bag and the Silk paisleyina is something to look out for.
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Alisha Pawa
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.