BEIJING — International athletic brands have jumped on the Chinese bandwagon, so to speak. In an attempt to connect with the huge market, Olympic advertising campaigns are tapping into nationalist pride, using cultural symbols and playing on Chinese slogans and idioms.
And there’s a lot to play for: a nation of over 1.3 billion people where the consumer market is projected to hit $8.8 trillion by 2020, according to a Credit Suisse report last year.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"