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Masks! From protection to fashion statement

By Rediff Get Ahead
June 16, 2020 11:55 IST
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The face mask has evolved from PPE to fashion accessory.

IMAGE: Nigerian style influencer, Angel Obasi, 24, poses for a picture with a fabric protective face mask on, with colours matching her clothes in Lagos, May 14, 2020. Photograph: Temilade Adelaja/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A worker adjusts a protective face mask on a mannequin at a garment shop in Kolkata, June 10, 2020. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
 

IMAGE: Mannequins wearing protective face masks at a store in New Delhi, May 21, 2020. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A worker prepares a face mask exhibition at the National Museum in Prague, May 21, 2020. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Mask Fashion Week in Vilnius, Lithuania, May 5, 2020. Twenty-one billboards dotted around the UNESCO World Heritage city feature photographs of men, women and children wearing mask. Photograph: Andrius Sytas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A face mask from the face mask exhibition at the National Museum in Prague, May 21, 2020. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A face mask from the face mask exhibition at the National Museum in Prague, May 21, 2020. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A face mask from the face mask exhibition at the National Museum in Prague, May 21, 2020. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A woman with a fabric face mask in Abuja, Nigeria, May 14, 2020. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A model rehearses with a fabric face mask on, designed by Zhou Li before her Autumn/Winter 2020 collection show, during China Fashion Week in Beijing, May 3, 2020. Photograph: Tingshu Wang/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A display dummy with a protective face mask outside the Moni Novy fashion store in Berlin, April 23, 2020. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Jordanian designer Samia AlZakleh works on crystal-covered masks at her shop in Amman, March 11, 2020. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters
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