After my recent review of the old Peking Opera design I have been struck by something extremely odd from the design world. It has been reported that a beauty competition in Xinhua, China has made a publicity stunt by having competitors wear Peking Opera-themed bikinis in the show. Naturally without consent from the original theatre scene which has caused an outrage. (see picture above.)
Described as vulgar by the Chinese netizens, I have to say that I do agree. This one doesn’t categorize under design ideas, but design failures. An event like this is likely to spark debate over how far people are willing to go in the name of profit while making a mockery out of the design world.
Despite my negative attitude I think it shouldn’t be taken too seriously and I have to admit that this did give me a good laugh & the girls seem to be having fun doing it. The news article was overshadowed by so much negative publicity that no one remembered to report which one won, now that’s a pitty! I hope it will cheer up your day too!