Fashion & Style

China’s smog problem has infiltrated haute couture. One fashion designer has embraced the country’s ongoing problems with pollution, incorporating the need for face masks into their Spring/Summer 2015 sportswear collection.

Yin Peng’s collection was paraded at China Fashion Week, currently being held in Beijing, with models parading down the catwalk wearing face masks.

The models looked determined not to let the conditions of the city in which the fashion show was held get to them. 

The masks varied from full-face cover, as with a fencing mask, to angular lightweight mouth-covering designs to compliment running gear.

A model wearing a mask presents a creation at the QIAODAN Yin Peng Sports Wear Collection show during China Fashion Week in Beijing, October 28, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer)

A model wearing a mask presents a creation at the QIAODAN Yin Peng Sports Wear Collection show during China Fashion Week in Beijing, October 28, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer)

The designs also included more casual pieces – rounded masks to go with slouchy hooded designs, safety goggles for men, and futuristic full-on gas masks with bright…

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