Facemasks have become a symbol of our times. Governments, health care officials, and media alike were scrambling to make face masks mainstream. After all, not only do they offer vital protection, they also unite us symbolically, visually, and finally – fashionably – against disease.
Right now, protective masks are no longer medical devices but vital parts of our cultural landscape and fashion. They have become part of one’s look, reflecting our unique personalities and outlooks on life and the world.