Moncler's capsule collection celebrating the Chinese New Year.

THE YEAR OF THE (FASHION) DOG: After Gucci, other Italy-based brands are gearing up to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts on Feb. 16, referencing the Year of the Dog in special-edition capsule collections.

Moncler will debut a four-item lineup of outerwear and accessories. This includes a men’s bomber jacket, a women’s parka coat, a baseball hat and a special down jacket conceived for small-sized dogs.

In keeping with the festive mood, each product combines different hues of the lucky shade of red. In particular, the men’s bomber style comes in a camouflage pattern, as well as the baseball hat and the pet’s coat. The latter is also accented by a vinyl neck.

The women’s parka style comes with brocade embroidery in the shape of a pug, which is also punctuated with shimmering golden details.

Launching on Feb. 8, the four-item collection will be available at Moncler’s flagships as well as on the brand’s online shop, with prices ranging from $1,500 to $2,140 for the men’s and women’s jackets, respectively.

Moschino reinterprets the same dog-themed festive mood with an irreverent and cartoonish capsule collection of seven pieces. Designed by the brand’s creative director Jeremy Scott, the items feature Betty Boop’s faithful little wide-eyed cartoon pooch, Pudgy.

Moschino's capsule collection celebrating the Chinese New Year and featuring Pudgy.

Moschino’s capsule collection celebrating the Chinese New Year and featuring Pudgy.  Courtesy Photo.

The range includes a keychain, an iPhone case, a rucksack, a sweater, a T-shirt, a dress and a scarf.

Standing out against a watermelon-red backdrop, Pudgy is depicted wearing Moschino’s signature pieces, including a black Gatsby hat and a black-and-white logo-ed shopping bag.

Already available at the brand’s flagships and e-commerce site, the collection’s prices range from 95 euros for the iPhone case to 895 euros for the backpack.

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