With no end in sight for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fashion houses around the world are seizing the opportunity to transform this necessity into a desirable fashion statement for style icons. We’re talking about tastefully designed face masks crafted from luxurious silk, tech-savvy masks in antimicrobial fabric, and even a US$1,000 face shield.

Here are some to splurge on:

Louis Vuitton face shield, US$1000

Resembling a sporty visor more than a protective shield, this chic headpiece is decked in the brand’s signature monogram pattern, with golden studs on the sides for adjustability. Aside from providing sun protection, the visor also intelligently changes from transparent to dark under bright sunlight for comfort.

Available from October 30 at select Louis Vuitton stores.

Credits: Burberry

Burberry face mask, US$115

Paying homage to its vintage plaid pattern, the British fashion house has launched a face mask made from fabric that’s been treated with antimicrobial technology. Designed for comfort and fit, the mask—available in blue or beige, curves nicely over the nose bridge and hugs the cheeks.

Available at Burberry stores.

Credits: Off-White

Off-White face mask, US$95

The established luxury streetwear brand made its foray into face masks pretty early in the game, with three understated designs featuring the label’s instantly recognisable arrow motif and diagonal lines. Made from pure cotton, the face mask is one-size-fits-all.

Available on Off-White’s website,

Credits: Mulberry

Mulberry face mask, $50

Featuring the brand’s iconic Mulberry tree print and tartan designs, the face mask comes in four colour ways, each one in breathable organic cotton. Comfortable yet stylish, the mask is designed with soft binding around the face and black elastic bands for the ears. each purchase also comes with a canvas pouch for storage.

Available on Mulberry’s website.

Credits: Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler face mask, US$100

Out of stock at the moment, the New York fashion label’s face masks are made from silky satin in seven limited-edition prints including classic black, plaid, and abstract patterns. Each mask comes with elasticated straps and a self-facing lining for ease of wear.

Available on Proenza Schouler’s website,

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