MIXING MASKS WITH FASHION
High-end designer Gucci is the latest in a long line of couture fashion houses to include masks in its most recent runway collection. In fact, masks of all shapes and sizes graced the catwalk during Milan Fashion Week.
Featuring an array of half and full masks complimented by striking ear cuffs, the latest collection from Gucci showcases the long-held tie between fashion and creative masks that inspire, shock, and thrill members of the fashion community.
It is at these shows that we see the up-and-coming trends that will be featured in our local high street shops in months to come. Upcoming masquerade balls are sure to see some innovative and engaging new designs passing through their doors thanks to leading fashion brands using them as part of their runway shows.
At the Milan fashion week event, Gucci fused bold colors with traditional mask styles showing that masks don’t always need to gold and glittering in order to be striking.
Face masks were embraced for their striking stage presence and ability to conceal identity and build persona while adding allure and mystery to the wearer. It looks likely to be a style that we will continue to see in the fashion industry for many years to come.
If you have an artistic streak and a love of fashion, it is completely possible to create a mask of your own to wear as part of a quirky and contemporary outfit, at a masked ball, festival or event or just to adorn your dressing table at home.
Our range of blank masks for decorating offers the ability to design and create a totally unique mask from the comfort of your own home. Like many of the fashion designers using masks as part of their latest campaigns and collections, be bold with color and get creative with materials. Consider adding gold leaf for a luxurious look or get really crafty with tassels, feathers, velvet offcuts and striking designs of your own.
Many of the materials you’ll need to create your own designer mask are available from craft shops and haberdasheries. If you are lacking in creative juices but still want to make a splash with your own custom design, why not check out our bespoke mask service and discover how we can bring the mask of your dreams to life? With a little imagination and plenty of skill and experience, it’s possible to create beautiful masks that wouldn’t look out of place on the catwalk
Alternatively, if you cannot wait, then check out our Designer masks selection