Chinese costume designer Zhang Yifan takes pictures of her sister figure skater Zhang Yixuan in her new outfit, at an ice rink in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang
Chinese costume designer Zhang Yifan takes pictures of her sister figure skater Zhang Yixuan in her new outfit, at an ice rink in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang

Beijing Winter Olympics helps sales of designer figure skating costumed that can cost US$2,300

  • Chinese theatre costume designer Zhang Yifan pivoted to making outfits for the ice after her younger sister, a competitive figure skater, couldn’t find costumes
  • Zhang says the upcoming games have encouraged Chinese to get into winter sports, and business is booming for her handmade designs

Topic |   Fashion in Hong Kong and China
Chinese costume designer Zhang Yifan takes pictures of her sister figure skater Zhang Yixuan in her new outfit, at an ice rink in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang
Chinese costume designer Zhang Yifan takes pictures of her sister figure skater Zhang Yixuan in her new outfit, at an ice rink in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang
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