The whole world battles to survive against the deadly attack of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. The race against time to invent the vaccine for this deadly virus is at its pinnacle, where the only option left with the world is to fight this virus till the vaccine is discovered. As much as we don’t want, many of us have accepted the fact that we have to live with this virus until a strong antidote is discovered for it.
It is hard to imagine stepping out from the house without the protection gear, especially the face mask among the others. The face mask has become a new fashion, a reality, not everyone wanted to initially accept but were left with no choice. N95 and surgical masks are the most popular ones, while cloth masks are also considered very effective and fashionable. Masks are also being made from Ikat, Khadi, Organic Cotton and Jamdani to save the environment.
Amidst the growing trend of handmade and essential masks, designer masks have also started appearing in the market. Designer masks with glitter are becoming easy to flaunt style. They are soft, comfortable and also provide adequate coverage to the nose and face. They also have many features such as triple layer filtration, leakage control (dust particles are filtered), ultra-cool technology and pollution, dust and smoke protection. The most significant feature is that they can be washed and used again. As Indian government started unlocking the lockdown process, we have started feeling a bit relaxed with the fifth phase of lockdown and people are now moving out of their houses slowly. Hence, the demand for face masks and safety devices have gone up rapidly.
During COVID-19 pandemic, people want to step out in swag like before but the essentiality due to COVID-19 has made wearing protection gear while stepping out a mandate. This need is now identified by the fashion designers who are poised to bring designer face masks in the market made of organic fabric to save the environment. The changes in the world due to COVID-19 can be gauged from the fact that currently many well known fashion brands of the country have turned into masks making units. Well, we all knew these masks are protecting people from infection but these eco-friendly masks are giving messages for protecting the environment too. Let’s look at these 7 masks which have raised the bar for fashion face wear during COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Glitter Masks
Designer Shruti Sancheti believes that people will remain aware of the masks even after the COVID-19 is over. She is also creating designer masks with glitter that will make it easier for you to flaunt style in a nightclub by wearing them.
2. Embroidery Masks
There are also many designers who are working on creating embroidery work on the face masks to make it amalgamated with the fashion flavour. They like to do embroidery on the facemasks for the purpose of growing face mask business. The masks may be embroidered like a dress from the top, but the fabric under it is always soft because, by not doing so, it can also cause skin problems due to embroideries.
3. Printed Masks
Designer Ritu Kumar says that designers are doing beautiful painting on the masks and masks are now being made to complement your outfits, not just as simple accessories. For this, such printed fabric is being used that can be mixed and matched with the dress.
4. Organic Fabric Masks
According to Abhishek Dutta, there will soon be a glut of clothes with which designer masks will also be made. For those who like eco-friendly fabrics, masks made of cotton or other organic fabric are also in the ‘work-in-progress’ status. There are also masks made of linen, silk and velvet that will find a place in the top fashion shows of India and abroad.
5. Colorful Masks
Colourful masks designed by Abhishek Dutta are made of old or waste clothes. To tie them, cotton cloth has been used in place of the band so that they are flexible and convenient to wear. These are easily prepared and can be made by anyone using old home clothes.
6. Floral Masks
These Floral Masks are suitable for everyday use and it is also very pleasing to women. It goes easily with any dress you want to wear and is also very fashionable.
7. Monotone Masks
These masks of bright, bold and solid colors are also very popular these days, which can be worn according to the color of your choice.