With new COVID-19 restrictions and rumours of an impending curfew in Hong Kong, masks are definitely still part of the equation if and when you need to head out. Now, fashion labels from luxury to street have taken advantage of this opportunity to dress our faces up too. To help you stay safe and stylish, here are 10 fashionable (and reusable) face masks on the market that caught our attention.
CJW Candy Crush Mask
Originally from Hong Kong, New York-based designer Christina Wang made a name for herself with her stylish silk pyjamas with hand-drawn sketches of her favourite things. Since then, she has extended her product assortment to face masks.
My personal favourite? The one that celebrates the sweetest food group –the Candy Crush. The best part? For each mask purchased at CJW, Christina will donate a mask to a New York-based NGO.
While this mask may not be medical-grade, it can be worn as a chic outer layer for when you feel like dressing up. The cotton jersey mask in black incorporates Off-White’s new logo, while proceeds of the sale will be donated to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
Designer Phillip Lim has partnered with Apex for Youth, an organisation that supports Asians and immigrant youth in low-income families in New York, in the creation of reusable masks. Made in a breathable black fabric, the earloops are adjustable for a customised fit.
California label Cotton Citizen has quickly become a go-to for the stylish set for their jersey basics. New on their website are a series of fabric masks, which are all handcrafted and individually washed in Los Angeles. In search of a subtle tie-dye accent to your look? There are a total of nine different colourways on their site to choose from.
Re/Done became known for their figure-flattering upcycled vintage Levi’s denim, but has expanded to include a wide range of daily basics. And in light of the current pandemic, the label has also utilised upcycled bandanas in the creation of these reusable face coverings.
Face masks from Tory Burch utilise the prints from her SS20 collection and are made with two layers of lightweight fabrics. Adjustable ear loops, interior pocket (for a filter), and a contour wire at the nose are just a few functional features of these masks. Tory Bunch is also completely transparent on the price breakdown of these masks – the website states “materials, labour and packaging ($12); handling costs ($6); shipping ($7); donation ($10)”.
These three-layered masks from Airhole utilise a mixture of woven cotton and non-woven polypropylene for protection, while adjustable toggles at the ear loops can ensure a snug fit. Choose from their Shibuya or Brooklyn packs which include easy-to-match designs such as tie-dye, camo and bandana patterns.
Looking for a face covering with a little more pizazz? Search no further. The Collina Strada fashion masks are handmade in New York City with headstock materials from Strada’s prior collections. Fastened with oversized bows, this fashionable face covering also features an insert for a filter if needed.
If you’re looking for masks in more subtle and natural tones, New York designer Jonathan Simkhai has the perfect assortment. Each pack contacts four colours including dark fawn, army green, beige, and dune, which are guaranteed to go with any outfit.
Looking for something to go with your warm-weather looks? This three-pack of face coverings from Lost + Wander are a great option. Alternate between natural linen, a golden gingham pattern and a tropical print to stay on-trend all summer long.