Surgical masks are used as an essential shield against the novel coronavirus in many countries. But this scenario flipped otherwise and created a shortage against the masks availability in the global market. Many countries are suffering from the lack of N95 masks and hand sanitizers, but at the same time, some designers are using their creativity to turn the tables around. South Korean fashion-designer Paul Park has produced a lineup of face masks.
Many YouTubers are also making sure that people take it as a style statement rather than a precautionary measure as some people care more about fashion than health nowadays. An increasing number of the tutorial has come into light since January 2020 on proper adoption of masks without effecting your beautiful skin. Surprisingly, brands like Louis Vuitton have also started manufacturing face masks and hand sanitizers due to the increasing demand in public. LV converted one of their perfume manufacturing unit into the Hand Sanitizer factory to help in the supply of essentials and make some money while doing the good.
South Korea new designer face masks
A change has started coming after the contribution of Paul Park on the design front for face masks. Though to solve the scarcity of masks, a lot of brands started manufacturing them just like Louis Vuitton. The government has imposed a system to restrict the number of masks every week an individual can purchase. They have also imposed limitations over export. In response, some South Koreans have turned to other methods of combining style and protection. One thing is seen for sale online, and stores are hats with a transparent face shield.
South Korean youth’s response to face masks
The problem is with the young youth, which is more rebel against the rules stated by the South Korean Government. The young sometimes behaves like “Young, Dumb and Free” because of the swaggy attitude they carry with them. Though Paul is a real genius and he knew from the very beginning that something like this might come up. His range of masks is not the only designer but comes in a variety of colors and combinations. Now, young icons can match their daily outwear accordingly. This trend has boomed Instagram, and N95 masks are no more ordinary surgical masks as they have turned out as fashion statements. It seems like even during this heartbreaking pandemic, South Koreans are currently trying to be sure that the coronavirus outbreak does not damage their style statement and outlook reputation.
The world might have never considered them as great style icons, but it seems like South Koreans are filled with the pride and prestige of their fashion statements. Following this, it is expected to see the other countries to bring out their ideas to come up with the solution of shortage and adoption of surgical masks in their provinces.