runway images from Valentino pre-fall 2016
This past Monday marked the Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year, making it officially the Year of the Monkey.
If your birth year coincides with the monkey, you are thought to be intelligent, clever, and one of the most innovative personalities within the Chinese zodiac. Those are traits of the monkey personality but, since it's the Year of the Monkey, they are also the overall theme of the year. According to tradition, that means 2016 will be an energetic and auspicious year full of reinvention for all of the zodiac signs.
To celebrate, I've rounded up some of my favorite designer items featuring this year's monkey motif.