Last year, we were seeing all kinds of snake-related styles from all kinds of brands, with snakeskin and snake imagery being well represented. That was because 2013 roughly corresponds with the year of the Snake in the Chinese zodiac, which is coming to an end on January 30th. It’s followed by the year of the Horse, which is a little trickier to represent in the world of high fashion, but Givenchy is giving it a try anyway with the “Year of the Horse” accessories collection.
No, the 2014 Givenchy “Year of the Horse” accessory collection doesn’t include any actual horsehair or anything like that, thank God. Instead, Givenchy has opted for the curious approach of putting a black star graphic on the wallets, lanyards, and other accessories that make up the collection. What’s the connection between horses and stars? I’m not sure, nor am I sure that there even is one.
In any case, you can take a look at Givenchy’s “Year of the Horse” accessories in the gallery up top. It’s only available in Givenchy locations in China for now, but watch out for news of a North American release as we get closer to the spring.