29 Oct '14, 10pm

China’s latest fashion craze: Smog masks

China’s latest fashion craze: Smog masks

TREND ALERT: Air pollution may make the air in Beijing gray, odorous, and sickening — but that doesn’t mean their fashion has to be! This week Beijing hosts China Fashion Week, and fashion designer Yin Peng’s pollution-inspired face masks are almost as hot as the ones worn by Beijing’s marathon runners . China’s top models donned masks ranging from the traditional mouth-to-nose piece to a futuristic full-face, welding mask-like design to the always sexy and ultra-protective head-bag known as the facekini . Peng’s designs are versatile, light-weight, and (naturally) breathable. Reuters fashion correspondent reported from the runway on this season’s hottest accessory: The models looked determined not to let the conditions of the city … get to them. The masks varied from full-face cover, as with a fencing mask, to angular lightweight mouth-covering designs to compliment runni...

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