This week we celebrate the beginning of the Chinese Year of The Monkey which began on Monday, February 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year), and will end on January 27, 2017. In the Chinese zodiac cycle, the Monkey is ninth of the 12 animals, which means every 12 years is a Monkey year. By the way, 2016 is a Fire Monkey Year which is one of the Five Elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth.
So it comes to no surprise that designers have brought in the monkey trend to their collections. Take for example, Dolce & Gabbana who have brought in hand-illustrated monkeys and a unique monkey print to their boys Spring Summer 2016 collection taken from the Men’s Dolce & Gabbana collection.
Love this adorable baby boys greyish navy blue, short sleeved t-shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, made an all-over floral and monkey print with a pale blue monkey face appliqué on the front.
Dolce & Gabbana Baby Boys Blue Monkey T-Shirt, Shorts & Matching Shoes
Complete the look with a pair of Dolce & Gabbana baby boys navy blue shorts with the white monkey and paisley print taken directly from the menswear collection. Make it even more monkey like with a pair of these Dolce & Gabbana blue monkey print high-top trainers featuring the paisley and monkey print with leather toes.
Shop Dolce & Gabbana Boys ‘Blue Monkey’ Print T-Shirt
Another fun monkey shirt is this Dolce & Gabbana boys blue monkey print t-shirt in teal blue featuring an appliqué monkey, with a paisley hem.
Shop Molo Girls Golden Monkey Floral ‘Erica’ T-Shirt
The Danish kids brand Molo has designed two fun monkey inspired prints for Spring Summer 2016. Girls will love this short-sleeved super-soft Molo shirt featuring a sweet print picturing two little golden monkeys with a contrasting blue sky and bright pink flowers.
Shop Molo Grey Squirrel Monkey Baby ‘Eva’ T-Shirt & Leggings
Boys will love this Molo t-shirt featuring a sweet yellow squirrel monkey print, with cascading blue water and large grey boulders. Complete the look with these matching Molo leggings with a sweet yellow squirrel monkey print, with cascading blue water and large grey boulders.
Shop IL Gufo Boys Grey Cotton Monkey in Top Hat Tracksuit
Popular Italian kids designer Il Gufo are celebrating the Year of the Monkey with this illustrated blue monkey with a black top hat appliqué and a black grosgrain ribbon at it’s neck. Seen here printed on a sweatshirt and sweatpants. Also available in pink for girls.
Shop Il Gufo Girls Pink Cotton Monkey Princess Dress
Another monkey inspired look by Il Gufo is this girls pink, long-sleeved dress made with a pale pink monkey printed on the front with fabric appliqué and a pink velvet bow tied around it’s tail. The monkey is wearing a sparkly gold crown.
Shop Stella McCartney Kids Red & Black Monkey ‘Arlo’ T-Shirt
Stella McCartney Kids is bringing out the monkey with this red short-sleeved unisex t-shirt featuring a black monkey print illustration on the front holding a banana in its tail.
Shop Paul Smith Junior Boys Green & Blue Monkey ‘Laye’ T-Shirt
Coming soon to stores is this Paul Smith Junior boys green, short-sleeved t-shirt with a dark navy blue print picturing a cartoon monkey holding a surf board and the designer logo.