As the romantic winds of Qixi Festival approach, the search for the perfect gift to celebrate this enchanting occasion is once again on the rise. Qixi, often referred to as the Chinese Valentine’s Day, came about as a day to honour the tale of star-crossed lovers, Niulang and Zhinü. While there’s nothing that really beats the gift of quality time spent together, a gift of appreciation surely helps boost the romance in the air. Our mortal gestures may not be anywhere near as grandeur as that of Niulang and Zhinü, but a gift of gratuity will go a long way with your significant other.
This year, we invite you to explore our curation of Qixi collections and gift ideas that harmonise tradition with modern luxury for an unforgettable celebration with your beloved beau.
A chic pair of sunnies can never go wrong, and a pair from Alexander McQueen is sure to be a home run.
Dolce & Gabbana
This isn’t just your average capsule collection. Dolce & Gabbana pairs up with Santu Song, a Chinese artist to reimagine the brand’s design ethos and transform it into vibrant prints in his signature style.
Louis Vuitton channels the spirit of love in romantic pastel hues and feminine pieces, this time in a selection of seasonal leather goods and ready-to-wear. This cream number with the classic monogram may just be the perfect gift for her, might we dare say.
We’re hitting add to cart on this baby, stat. LOEWE launches a special release of the new Hammock Hobo mini bag in three gorgeous colour ways: Purple, Lime Green and Slate Grey. In line with the festival of love, the bags come with a pair of gold and silver star charms to echo the legend of Qixi.
Channeling the graphic ethos of the swinging 60’s, KENZO ties optimism and playfulness in their latest KENZO HEARTS collection.
A gift worth a thousand words and Tory Burch’s delicate jewellery collection is a testament to that statement. The classic pieces need to further explanation, so just hit add to cart and get your gift wrapping ready.
Charles & Keith
If she’s the Barbie to your Ken, these shoes are bound to get you some major brownie points. Sporting a sensible heel and a double strap, these Mary Janes will add a spring to your Barbie’s step as she takes the patriarchy down.
A timeless piece to add to your arsenal of daily carry-alls, Furla’s capsule collection features a range of versatile colours and silhouettes for the modern woman.
Quiet luxury maestro Loro Piana sets the tone with a range of shimmering sportswear in soft shades of aquamarine and pink, perfect for those outdoor dates with your one and only.
Balenciaga puts a slightly darker twist on coquette-core as their Qixi collection takes on a maximalist approach to the brand’s mainstay pieces. Wardrobe staples like hoodies and t-shirts were given an affectionate finish, stitched with ‘Je t’aime’, for that extra show of love. If you’re looking for a gift that screams ‘I love you’, this collection may help get your sentiments across.
If you’re looking for an understated yet classic gift for your partner, look no further than Giorgio Armani’s Chinese Valentine’s Day collection, donned by celebrity Jackson Yee. The perfect gift for a slightly less-than-adventurous dresser, Giorgio Armani makes a case for going back to basics with a universally flatting series of graphic t-shirts.
Melding style and comfort effortlessly, Moncler gives its logo a lovely twist in the form of a heart. A staple in any summer wardrobe, get your loved one a classic piece which guaranteed to put a smile on their face.
Roger Vivier is channeling the art of high octane glamour and street style, with a series of denim accessories, decked out in pearls and rhinestones. Our favourite among the series? The most adorable hair clip to add just a bit of spice in the accessory department.