The trends come back: Chinese life style “The Pyjamas Trend” March 26, 2011

There are a lot of innovative modern ideas that come out in the fashion world every year, but much of what you see walking down the runways and dancing across the night clubs actually originated many years in the past. While new styles are developed each year, bits and pieces of fashion past also come back into style.

Before Maoist period, two kinds of citizens used to wear pyjamas in the street: rich foreigners showing off their leisurely lifestyle and happy people to display their entertainment. During communist times, the habit of wearing pyjamas broadened to everyone. Because of tiny dwellings, residents needed to expand their living environment to the outdoor space, and it was a simple practical matter not to change clothes just to go to the public toilet or to the nearby market. The whole city was conceived as one’s own living room.