This summer fashion is completely sun-proof in China, more than ever, and the facekini, a hood that prevents tanning, is still very popular on the beaches. Facekini fashion debuted in 2015 and continues to entice fans of the integral combination. Indeed, for Chinese women on vacation, skin pallor is associated with refinement, whereas tanned skin is associated with agricultural workers.
As a result, the facekini, an accessory often combined with an integral combination worn close to the body to swim without browning but also to protect against jellyfish stings, has become popular. Masked bathers no longer surprise tourists on the crowded beaches of Qingdao, a former German colony and tourist resort on China’s east coast. Facekinis are available in a wide range of colors and designs, whether made of cotton or acrylic.
Pics Philipp Engelhorn
Philipp Engelhorn photographed amazing swimsuits and outfits worn by women on Chinese beaches for his series Swimmers. He has received numerous awards for his outstanding series. You can follow him on Facebook or Instagram.