Year of the pig – a fashion statement

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2019 is the year of the Pig, the 12th and the last animal in the Chinese Zodiac. Officially, the year starts on the 5th February 2019 and ends on the 24th of January 2020.

According to themyths, the Pig was the last to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for the great meeting. Other sources said that Buddha called for a great meeting when he was about to leave the Earth. The Pig came in last.

Legen has it that just as the emperor was about to call it a day, an oink and squeal was heard from a little Pig. The term “lazy Pig” is due here as the Pig got hungry during the race, promptly stopped for a feast then fell asleep. After the nap, the Pig continued the race and was named the 12th and last animal of the zodiac cycle.

Other sources say that given his very stout form, he was just too slow a swimmer, and thus he could not do anything against the other animals.

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Fashion follows dearly the signs of the zodiac. Several brands have prepared dedicated collections, especially for the Asian market. Slowly, this attraction for the Chinese zodiac and the symbolistic enters the western civilization.

Longchamp prepared a special collection in collaboration with Tao Ling, known as Mr. Bags. Mr. Bags, an influential Chinese fashion blogger worked before with Longchamp for the Year of the Dog.

But Longchamp is not the only fashion brand offering choices for the Year of the Pig. Dsquared2, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs are also in trend.

The world of Haute Horlogerie offers every year watches to match the Chinese Calendar and this year is no exception.

In many cultures, the pig is considered an animal of wealth and fortune. So Happy New Year of the Pig!

Until next time,

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