By Mairi Lowe

Photography: Julie Howden 

Fashion: Eva Arrighi

The Giant Lanterns of China event at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is hosting Scotland’s biggest celebration of Chinese New Year, which began on February 16th, to welcome the Year of the Dog. Having attracted over 75,000 visitors so far, the event has been a great success.

Inspired by the magical trail of 469 gigantic lanterns including 30 giant pandas, a 19-foot high and 115-foot long Chinese dragon, 20 penguins and 25 flamingos, we’ve been enchanted with vibrant vivacious colours and bold texture clashes.

The Giant Lanterns of China event is now in its last week, final dates being Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February. To ensure you don't miss out, head to to book tickets with prices starting at £9.50.

Look 1

Pink mock neck jumper, £30, Nobody’s Child at Topshop. Black, red and gold embroidered dress, £50, Club L at Topshop. Pale pink leather gloves, £75, Ted Baker at House of Fraser. Fuchsia pink faux fur shoulder bag with circular detail, £29, Topshop. Peachy pink and fuchsia mongolian wool stole, £255. Orange and pink extra long faux fur scarf, £85, both Barbra Kolasinski. Fuschia pink sparkly sandals with bow detail, £20, Topshop

Look 2

Mauve and gold embroidered bomber with teal Mongolian wool sleeves, £375, Rowan Joy. Pink ruffle front shirt, £49, Biba at House of Fraser. Pink tassel earrings, £10, Topshop. Moss green suede gloves, £27, Dents at House of Fraser. Pink, blue, pink and orange blocked scarf, £75, Barbra Kolasinski  

Look 3

Green floral shirt with piping detail, £49, Topshop. Chartreuse faux fur gilet, £99, Biba at House of Fraser. Pink shiny satin tapered leg trousers, £42, Topshop. Black and silver suede chain belt, £40, Biba at House of Fraser. Moss green suede gloves, £27, Dents at House of Fraser

Look 4

Blue maribou feathered jacket, £149, Issa at House of Fraser. Red, blue and green striped mock neck crop top, £22, Topshop. Black and blue giant sequinned midi skirt, £89, Biba at House of Fraser. Cobalt blue check gloves, £20, Dents at House of Fraser. Lilac marabou clutch, £16, River Island. Tangerine and cornflower blue mongolian wool stole, £255, Barbra Kolasinski  

Look 5

Silver sequinned long sleeve top with floral embroidery detail, £65, River Island. Yellow asymmetric draped and twisted neckline shirt, £59, Biba at House of Fraser. Pink and silver sequinned scrunchie (worn on wrists), £7.50 each, Topshop. Canary yellow mongolian wool clutch bag, £ , Barbra Kolasinski. Pink sparkly glitter box clutch, £27, Topshop. Silver diamanté earrings with pink grosgrain ribbon detail, £14.50, Topshop. Leopard print mini silk scarf, £28, Biba at House of Fraser

Model: Issy Duncan at Colours Agency

Make-up: Jak Morgan using MAC

Hair: Jason Hall using L'Oreal Professionnel Colourful Hair range. 

Fashion Assistants: Carmen Haigh, Lisa Stewart and Megan Wallace