From Utility to Fashion: Evolution of the Face Mask
Who would've thought the face mask would be play a part in making a fashion statement? Since you can't enter most businesses without one, you might as well look good. Hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Besides, no one is going to wear a face mask that doesn't coordinate with their outfit, right?
The truth is the face mask is a necessity. That's the sad reality of our lives right now. Until a COVID-19 vaccine is produced and everyone on the planet has access to it, the coronavirus will continue to be a threat. That being said, people are taking this negative and turning it into a positive. Money is tight and folks are being forced to find creative ways to pay the bills. Making masks at home is a growing small business that's not only putting food on the table, but also satisfying the great demand.
Everyone needs a mask these days. To answer the call of supply and demand, fashion designers around the globe are getting into the game. Lo and behold, the world's most needed accessory is quickly becoming a marketable fashion trend, as well.
Below is a gallery on the evolution of the face mask into the fashion icon its becoming today. Enjoy! (And remember to wear a mask in public)