Fashion week meets pollution masks

Fashion week meets pollution masks

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These fashion designers hit the runway in Beijing with pollution mask to help China in a fashionable way.
These fashion designers hit the runway in Beijing with pollution mask to help China in a fashionable way.

Fashion trends have taken a turn this week and it’s not the typical skirts, dresses and fur coats. China makes masks chic this season. Due to the higher causes of pollution in China, they made a bad situation into a fashionable one. At the beginning of this year, the World Health Organization reported more than 7 million premature deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution each year. Just to think, we are complaining about our Texas humid weather when people are dealing with much worse. According to ABC News, Pollution-blocking masks became the latest fashion statement on the runway at Fashion Week in Beijing on Oct. 28. These fashion designers created the basic protective breathing masks into what is now art. Not only has it become a fad, but it has also become a necessity as 500,000 breathing masks were sold in just two days. Fashion lesson for the week, make with what you have as well as what you need.