The new normality
Masks have become an essential element to protect us in public or crowded spaces, and it seems that they are not going anywhere. They are not bulletproof, but remember that, together with social distance and precautions such as hand washing, they are an effective method with to face the new normality safely. That is why it is important to find the one that is not only comfortable but also defines who you are underneath the cloth surface. The truth is that all possible styles are available, from a bright leopard print to a minimalist or flat-coloured design, it's up to you.
Face masks and fashion
Masks are today an accessory, but their impact on our lives goes way beyond that. For each person who goes out to the street, there comes the new feeling of having to cover parts of his body that used to be exposed. For design and clothing companies, it's a new way to understand a garment. A commitment to identity and social responsibility at the same time, since medical masks are scarce and should be reserved for health professionals. That's why making cloth masks allows them to offer other people an option to protect others.
Manufacturing masks has also given many designers and brands the opportunity to reinvent themselves with a positive impact on their community. Design masks usually donate part of their profits to the purchase of sanitary masks or to some non-profit cause. In addition, the design aims of these new accessories aims to send a message of optimism and reconsideration of the normal. It is a way to restore vitality to the world and colors that can fade away in times of crisis.
How to find the perfect mask for you
The best thing about a design mask when you find yours. The one face mask that defines your aesthetics, your values, your pace, and what you hide behind the fabric. In addition to helping others and setting an example, it's a way to express yourself when you go out. Etsy and Pinterest are an explosion of DIY ideas, and there are thousands of tutorials out there for the most crafty ones, but if you haven't felt the urge to learn how to sew, maybe it's time to look for masks to add to your wardrobe.
What does a face mask need to have?
In a mask, functionality is a must for design to happen. Before choosing the one you love, you can make a small checklist. Ours goes as follows:
- Is the mask comfortable?
- What kind of fit do you have, bands or ear loops?
- How many times can you wash it?
- How many layers of tissue do you have?
- Does it have a filter pocket?
- Are there child/smaller sizes?
- Where are they made?
- Is it a socially responsible company?
- Is it a mask intended for the general public?
- Does the brand specify the characteristics of the fabric?
The most beautiful face masks
This is a big world. From the Kardashian to Gucci to sports brands, the design landscape is immense. In fact, a few days ago Vogue launched an article for fashionistas to have a series of fashion references in trendy masks to follow. We have compiled a selection of the design masks, the ones we like the most, whether for their original bet, for their creative design or for giving a new approach to the reality we live in.
Design face mask brands
Ubik is a Spanish brand that was born to rock the new normal. Its designs play with simple geometric shapes and contrasts of colors that make allusions to incredible places in the world.
What makes them unique: Ubik masks bet on an original designs to match every personality, but they are also made of a particularly durable and washable fabric.
Buy it if... you want to stay away from boring designs and keep your style and optimism in the new normality.
Olivia Lupita makes home-made cotton masks for the whole family. They are characterized by their lightness and their naive finish. Like a summer afternoon in the park.
What makes them unique: they are simple, come with filters and are available as a pack.
Buy it if... you want a classic and pleasant face mask to wear every day.
The Mighty Company
A brand inspired by the vibrant style of the 90s on the West Coast of the United States, and another example of reinvention. With fluorinated colors and an explosion of glitter, you just can't escape the rainbow.
What makes them unique: child and adult packs to extend brightness and unicorns throughout the world as a family.
Buy it if... you want to put a positive, festive mood around you.
Granddaughter of a seamstress, this designer has created an amazing line of “masks for a rare time” that can be purchased on her website and from instagram.
What makes them unique: made with fashionable leftover fabric from old collections
Buy it if you want to give a new life to a fabric as a protective element
Cara sells monochrome rectangular masks with its own satin touch. But it goes a lot further. With their packs, your masks “match”, and for your order of five they send another one to an NGO.
What makes them unique: lightness, recycled material.
Buy it if...you're looking for a palette of rectangular masks.
Aplat is one of the brands that has left its usual production to give a new focus to its business. Their face masks with tons of love in San Francisco, and the color you receive at home is a surprise.
What makes them unique: made of organic cotton, without elastic materials or plastic.
Buy it if... you are nature-inspired and you want an eco friendly option.
If you liked their sneakers, now you can combine them. The iconic casual shoe brand has started to make face masks. An original way to reuse your ideas to get closer to the new normality.
What makes them unique: their denim or animal print collections can be combined with their bambas
Buy it if you want an urban style, young and with a rebellious touch.
Maya Hanses: this brand makes masks reminiscent of the sensual and elegant spirit of lingerie In fact, fabrics with couture pattern or chantilly lace might well be part of a corset.
What makes them unique: their intimate and bold style.
Buy it if...you're looking for a face mask with an attitude
Camp brings out a collection with which to keep groovy from simplicity. Its range of face masks keeps it uplifting by combining simple lines in their usual colors.
What makes them unique: unique style and positive messages.
Buy it if...you're a Camp style lover. Impossible not to recognize them.
The Italian-like, Paris based style men's fashion brand offers face masks designs with prints that will remind you of their shirts. Masks that inspire confidence and style.
What makes them unique: a bet from men's fashion to combine with a suit.
Buy it if... you are looking for a fit for your blazer and a reversible design.
Lots of options? Of course, but also, remember that health authorities recommend that you wash your mask after each use, so it's not bad that you can have a variety to choose from every day. Look for your style, protect others, and find the message you want to convey to the world.