The Bandi-Panda fashion show was created by a conceptual designer for China Fashion Week in Beijing. Zhao Bandi uses fashion to draw attention to represent Chinese social classes and various social issues. Bandi uses light boxes, photographs and other more traditional forms of expression in other exhibits.
Implications - The fashion industry finds its inspiration in a variety of places -- animals being one of them. The Panda is an increasingly rare animal in the world because of its disappearing habitat. Fashion finds beauty in rarity, so it's only natural that it would pay homage to the animal kingdom. Businesses that align themselves to a cause like animal conservation and even integrate their products with animal-based imagery are sure to appeal to new consumer bases.
Bandi-Panda at China Fashion Week