2020 has ushered in a fully-fledged,industry that includes high-end fashion designers and luxury brands. The chic of the designer face masks highlighted below aren't suitable for essential work, but they could be fun and functional choices for people who are in public (here's how to make your mask more ).
One pandemic expert told CNET, "," so it may not be a bad idea to have a versatile collection of coverings.
If you feel like splurging on a luxurious designer mask or just want to browse, these six fashion brands are selling fancy face coverings that make a stylish statement. Read on for our best face mask buying tips. This story is regularly updated.
What you need to know about face masks and coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of two wear a face covering when in public or around people they don't live with. Here are some .
- Some experts claim that the , although the science hasn't officially been settled yet.
- Masks with multiple layers may trap larger respiratory droplets ejected by sneezing, coughing or talking.
- You should wash the mask before and after wearing it.
- The mask should cover your nose and chin, and be snug enough to prevent gaps.
Michael Ngo, a designer who creates looks for celebrities, is selling face masks to the public. The prices of his luxurious face masks range from $110 for a vinyl mask to $500 for a Swarovski-crystal-encrusted mask. 100% of the net proceeds are donated to the LA Food Bank.
xSuit, a men's suit company, has designed face masks for men and women. You can choose from masks with flowers, 3D wings and more. The masks cost $120.
Proenza Schouler, a New York-based women's clothing and accessories brand, is offering a reusable face mask for a limited time from the brand's collection fabric for $100. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the New York City Mayor's Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
Collina Strada's cloth face mask styles are made from deadstock materials and are considered unique due to limited fabric. Each reusable mask features bows and will cost you $100.
VPL is a swimwear and home goods company that's now designing face masks. One of its Japanese silk masks will cost you $125. Note that since the stylish face mask styles are 100% silk, they're dry clean only.
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