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The Chinese Designer making face masks from expensive sneakers

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Image via @@ZhijunWang Instagram.

Name: Zhijun Wang.

Where: Beijing, China.

Claim to fame: Designing sneaker smog masks from hyped sneakers.

Wang makes masks using trendy coveted sneakers to raise awareness on the the high levels of pollution in his native China.  The Beijing designer plays around with iconic brands and styles such as Nike, Reebok, and Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost for his rare creations. A frequent Hypebeast collaborator, his latest collabo is a series of masks with leather luxury goods brand MCM.

Here, we explore some of his work.

Nothing to see on people's face but masks. #Smog #Beijing #SneakerMask #YeezyBoost350V2 (Photo by @Reuters)

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#SneakerMask #YeezyBoost350V2 #Beijing #Smog #ZhijunWang

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MCM Visetos Mask. 📷: @aria.duan #SneakerMask #MCM #ZhijunWang #ZJDESIGN

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Acronym Presto Mask V2 ➕Flecktarn Parka 📸: @alonger_aria #SneakerMask #Flecktarn #Acronym #Oakley

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