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The Chinese zodiac sign for 2021 will be the Golden Ox. The personality that characterizes the Ox is diligence, confidence, honesty, determination and ambition.

The Chinese New Year astrologically begins on February 3 but is celebrated on February 12 as it is the second full moon after December 21. The year of the Golden Ox  will end on January 31, 2022. In previous years at Horse we have also told you about the Chinese horoscope as in 2017, the Year of the Rooster. Being born in: 1901, 1914, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033… Ox are healthy and fit people.


Dior x Shawn Stussy, Burberry and Fendi campaigns for the Chinese New Year

The year of the Golden Ox begins with values linked to health and labor

The elements associated with this year are the water and the fire. The first means that there will be a recovery of tourismforeign trade as well as a decrease in droughts and fires. More gradually and especially from the second half of the year, the element of fire will appear, which is linked to enthusiasm, joie de vivre and is an unmistakable sign of hope. .

There are five types of Oxen: wood, fire, earth, gold and water. Some of the famous people of the year of the ox were Vincent Van Gogh (30 March 1853) was a water ox or Walt Disney (5 December 1901) who was a gold ox. Each type of ox has specific characteristics. As for the Golden Ox is characterized by being hardworking, intelligent, reliable, active, always busy and enjoys popularity among friends. For this reason, the Golden Ox can be linked with thework since its values support it.

Welcome to the Year of the Golden Ox!


From left to right: green tulle dress by Valentino, white look by Etro and yellow total look by Etro.

Lucky colors are green, white and yellow.

The colors green, white and yellow were present in the spring 2021 collections.

The lucky flowers will be the tulip, morning glory and peach blossomand the numbers containing 1 and 4 will be the lucky ones for this year.


From left to right: Salvatore Ferragamo and Balmain total look in white and yellow.

Brands are no strangers to this Chinese tradition and have already designed products related to the year of the ox. One example is The North Face, which has launched a collection with anoraks, T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats on the occasion of this holiday. Burberry has also included the Ox on different products such as T-shirts, shirts, sweatshirts, scarves, hats, bags, cardigans, sunglasses, fanny packs, etc. Emporio Armani has also joined in and has a wide range of clothing with the Ox..


Burberry total look; Dior x Shawn Stussy Intarsia Wool Sweater; New Year with ox print by Emporio Armani; The North Face hoodie; Givenchy wool and leather bomber

The French brand Givenchy has launched a T-shirt, a sweatshirt and a bomber decorated with the Ox for men and a bag for women. The Dior, meanwhile, has collaborated with Shawn Stussy on its capsule for this event, with jackets, T-shirts and high-top sneakers.



Emporio Armani oxford gold-foil print T-shirt; Burberry cotton motif sweatshirt; Emporio Armani sequin brocade sweatshirt in black; Fendi Spring Festival limited edition shirt;  Burberry tri-tone peil olympia bag

For men…

The men born in the year of the Ox stand out for being trustworthy. In addition, they are responsible with their family and have high expectations towards their children, although they may be far from reality. Their high confidence may mean that they do not allow anyone to be contrary to their standards.


Bolsa navy blue grained calfskin by Dior X Shawn Stussy; Zapatilla alta B23 oblique canvas by Dior X Shawn Stussy; Bufanda de lana monogram motif striped jacquard by Burberry; Gorra monogram motif cotton twill ox by Burberry; Gorra monogram motif nylon ox by Burberry.

Longchamp , Fendi, Burberryand Dior have also created special bags and accessories for the new year. Burberry is one of the brands that has bet more  for this holiday launching a capsule that combines clothing and accessories for both men and women and children. They also illustrate it with a series of images taken by Feng Li also celebrating the majesty of nature. As far as Dior is concerned, the French brand has also launched sneakers, necklaces, bracelets or backpacks in a creative dialogue between Kim Jones and Shawn Stussy.


Medium  peekaboo iseeu bag by Fendi; Burberry Extra Large Monogram Checked Nylon Beach Tote; Burberry cat-eye glasses; Longchamp the year of the ox lignes bags and keychain

… and woman

As far as women are concerned, tranquility and friendliness characterize them. In addition, they are very faithful to their destiny, which is why they will not consider other alternatives. That propitiates that their life is one of struggle. Although they can be stubborn, they are rational and react quickly.

Clinique as it had already done in previous years has included motifs linked to the Golden Ox in its products. Also Beautylish has joined in with handmade brushes with illustrations made by the artist Mochichito. Estée Lauder has not failed in its tradition of creating a powder compact with the Chinese horoscope.



Beautylish Tweezers; Estée Lauder Year of the Ox Powder Compactor; Highlighter Year of the Ox Gold Pop by Clinique; Clinique Year of the Ox Lunar New Year Dramatically Different Lotion

As soon as Vacheron Constantine hhas launched watches commemorating this holidayas well as Harry Winstonwith an edition reduced to eight units. For its part, Chopard has launched a limited edition of 88 ultra-thin watches with the dial made by the Urushi Japanese artisanal technique. Instead, it also has a limited edition Piaget, with only 38 numbered units. This watch is decorated with 78 diamonds. In the case of Jaquet Droz, they have launched four models, two of them with a micropainting..


Altiplano Watch by Piaget; Premiere Chinese New Year Ox Automatic 36mm by Harry Winston; Petite Heure Minute Relief Buffalo by Jaquet-Droz;  Métiers d’Art the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Vacheron Constantin;  Petite Heure Minute Buffalo by Jaquet-Droz; L.U.C XP Urushi Year of the Ox by Chopard


This year will be complicated because of the world situation, but fortunately for those born in the year of the Ox, according to the Chinese horoscope they will enjoy good health and work, elements that have become more important nowadays.

Credits: The images have been extracted from the websites of the different brands.
Burberry campaign photographer: Feng Li