Have you ever expected to see face masks on the runway? It seems China’s smog problem has influenced designers for this year’s China Fashion Week. Designer, Yin Peng’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection incorporated face masks into their show. The masks varied in styles and designs. Some masks entailed full face coverage to compliment fencing masks, others just covered the model’s mouths to compliment running gear. There were also more casual pieces that included rounded masks worn with hooded designs, men’s safety goggles and full blown gas masks with a feminine touch of pink mouthpieces.
Just last month, Beijing, where China’s Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week was held, had smog readings that soared past the 400 mark on more than two testing occasions. It is proven that any reading which exceeds 300 is deemed hazardous.
It seems now the designers feel it’s necessary for buyers to add face masks to their accessory collection.
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