(From China Daily)
By Zhao Siyuan
As a medal list regular, China is one of the most-anticipated squads in the Olympic Games. Yet, in the eyes of fashionistas, it is another story.
Team China unveiled its uniform for the upcoming Rio Olympics on Tuesday, featuring a mixed palette of red and yellow.
For women, a yellow blazer adds a bright hue to the combination of white blouse, dress and shoes, with a monochromic scarf for a little briskness. Men will wear white trousers and switch the blazer to a red one.
The bold and color-clashing style has stayed congruous with the Chinese contingent’s choice in the previous two Olympiads in Beijing and London, respectively.
Both red and yellow are considered auspicious in traditional Chinese chromatics. The two dominant colors, according to uniform designer Ye Chaoying, were inspired by China’s national flag.
Such consistence, however, was seen as proof of routinism from pundits, receiving a mixture of disappointment, mockery and confusion online. The combo of red and yellow has earned the uniform a moniker: scrambled eggs, a household dish in China. Newspaper People’s Daily mischievously added a picture of the popular dish to its post on Sina Weibo. Read more