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Fashion Scoops

Natalia Vodianova, Pentatonic Debut ‘Bio-based’ Mask Line

Vodianova teamed up with Pentatonic, a circular design company, well before the pandemic to create a truly sustainable face mask.

clock March 31, 2021Kali Hays

Clockwise from top left: Tequfe, Perpetual Kid, Santa.

Accessory Trends

The 5 Biggest Accessory Trends From 2020

The global pandemic made us accessorize in unique ways this past year.

clock December 23, 2020Thomas Waller

The Virgil Abloh-designed face mask.

Fashion Scoops

Virgil Abloh Creates Face Mask to Benefit Cleveland Clinic

The face coverings were manufactured by Suay, an L.A.-based green production firm.

clock December 10, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Lele Sadoughi x Eataly

Accessory Trends

Lele Sadoughi Partners With Eataly

Ten percent of all proceeds from the mask collaboration will be donated to the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

clock December 3, 2020Thomas Waller

Street Style at Paris Fashion Week Ready to Wear Spring 2021, photographed in Paris on Sept 28 - Oct 6, 2020.

Fashion Features

Are Face Masks Pointlessly Gendered?

This “small, seemingly unisex rectangle of fabric” is marketed differently for men and women, says British professor Andrew Groves.

clock November 16, 2020Miles Socha

Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow in their mask.

Designer and Luxury

Designers Create Special Masks for New York State Initiative

Five masks will be offered on The RealReal each week through the end of November.

clock October 26, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

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Social Impact

DIY Mask-making Kits Teach Hijab Styling, Zero-waste to Kids

The United We Mask initiative utilizes deadstock fabric with a focus on inclusivity and skill-sharing for kids and youth.

clock October 23, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

JC x Antony Vallon mask

Designer and Luxury

Jonathan Cohen Expands The Studio With Lifestyle Categories

Cohen collaborated with Gigi Burris, Carolina Bedoya and Antony Vallon.

clock August 27, 2020Andrew Shang

Masks as seen in the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Los Angeles.

Beauty Features

Deep Dive: Beauty Brands Look to Combat Maskne

An end to maskne? As facial covers become a part of consumers’ everyday lives, beauty brands are increasingly looking to create options that deliver health and skin benefits.

clock August 14, 2020Jayme Cyk

The face mask scarf hybrid by Bayland.

Accessory Trends

Baylandi to Launch in the U.S. Market

A reaction to COVID-19, the Paris-based brand will launch in the U.S. in August.

clock August 6, 2020Thomas Waller

facemask shopping

Business Features

Consumers and Retailers Agree Masks Are a Must

Despite retailers enforcing new safety precautions, First Insight finds consumers worry about shopping in-store.

clock July 30, 2020Alexandra Pastore

Walmart shoppers in Florida at the end of June.

Retail

Months Into Pandemic, Walmart Will Require Masks In-store

The National Retail Federation is now urging all retailers in the country to follow suit.

clock July 15, 2020Kali Hays

A Tokyo station is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during rush hour, May 2020.

Ready To Wear

Face Masks: The New Global Must-Have Accessory

Asian brands have been making them for years. Western brands are aiming to catch up.

clock June 4, 2020Kelly Wetherille

Olivia Culpo

Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Culpo Launches More Than a Mask

The line of nonsurgical, nonmedical fashion masks will donate a portion of its sales to Feeding America.

clock May 8, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Coronavirus Crisis: How to Help Those In Need

Fashion Scoops

How These Influencers Used Social Media Clout to Raise Money for Frontline Workers’ PPE

Influencers Serena Goh and Anthony Urbano are working to secure a 100,000 mask order through the new fund-raising initiative.

clock April 28, 2020Layla Ilchi

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clock April 15, 2021Luisa Zargani

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