Mask-wearing has been an integral part of our lives for quite a while now but for those of us who are looking for fashionable face coverings to score extra style points, designer masks are one way to do so if you’re willing to shell out big bucks for one.
Yes, you read that right – luxury fashion houses have hopped on the bandwagon too with various styles and silhouettes being spotted on recent runways following the pandemic. In a time when everything is so pared back, we do see the appeal of dressing up – doing so can help us regain some sense of normalcy while boosting our confidence at the same time.
The only downside? It’s hard to tell which designs are truly safe and can meet the MOH mask criteria of having at least a 95% bacterial filtration efficiency.
But, if you would still like to walk down the streets in style, we suggest you adopt the double-masking method by layering a surgical mask beneath your designer mask for extra protection. This way, you can keep yourself and others around you protected while looking oh-so-chic at the same time.
If you’re ready to splurge on a designer mask, here are our top eight picks for your shopping consideration.
Featuring Burberry’s signature archival vintage check print, this reusable face mask (it can be machine-washed up to 20 times) will surely match well with any outfit you put on.
It comes with a travel pouch so you can properly stash your mask away whenever you need to, and is available in seven different colours for you to choose from.
Additionally, you’ll be doing good when you purchase this mask as all profits made from the sale of these face masks will go to the Burberry Foundation COVID-19 Community Fund to support those who are impacted by the pandemic globally.
The Burberry Vintage Check Cotton Mask retails for S$190 on Burberry.
For those with a penchant for anything minimalistic and monochromatic, you can consider this knitted mask especially if you work in a space where air-conditioning is on full blast all the time.
The mask is embellished with the Balmain logo on the inner surface and is machine washable.
The Balmain Knitted Logo Face Mask retails for S$140 on Farfetch.
3. Dolce & Gabbana
Outfitted in the label’s classy baroque pattern, this design also comes with an extra fabric lining for you to slot in a mask filter for added protection.
The Dolce & Gabbana Monogram-print Face Mask retails for S$140 on Farfetch.
Looking for something pretty and extravagant? You might want to consider this mask that comes with a thick ribbon sash on the back – in addition to elasticated ear straps – to make sure that your mask stays put.
The Fendi Embroidered Logo Face Mask retails for S$850 on Farfetch.
5. Louis Vuitton
Simple and sleek, you certainly won’t have any issues pairing this black knitted face mask with any outfit.
What’s more, it comes in a monogram silk pouch that you can either store your face mask in or use it to keep your keys or smaller items safely.
The Louis Vuitton Knit Face Mask retails for S$470 on Louis Vuitton.
Prefer something that’s brimming with colours and vibrant prints? We’ve got just the thing for you here with this cheerful, bright-coloured design.
The Marni Abstract Floral Print Face Mask Cover retails for S$124 on Farfetch.
Those who are into streetwear can consider owning this statement piece from Off-White instead. Featuring the label’s unmissable logo on the front and intricate branding details on the mask strap, you’ll definitely stand out stylishly from the crowd with this face mask.
The Off-White Arrow Simple Mask retails for S$238.09 on FORWARD.
8. Palm Angels
Another brand adored by streetwear fans, this mask by Palm Angels has also adopted a simple two-tone design, with the label’s iconic logo splashed on the front against a solid black base.
The Palm Angels Logo-print Stretch-woven Face Covering retails for S$122 on Selfridges.