Apr 30, 2020

Masks are the face (covers) of this pandemic. And while supplies are running out (even for those who need them the most like frontliners) as it is now mandatory to wear one in public (else you’ll be fined), some local creatives are making reusable non-medical grade but nonetheless practical and not to mention, stylish face masks.

Would you splurge on a designer mask? If yes, you might want to consider these options.

 

Basic Movement

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𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 is a digital marketplace where independent designers, streetwear brands and other fashion lifestyle businesses can come together, co-exist. It is where patronizing and shopping well-designed products doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure. The fashion systen isn't perfect… but maybe we can find a loophole. . You are supporting businesses by consuming products and goods, giving jobs and all while giving importance to artistic value. All through conscious consumption. All purchases on the website will always have % for our CSR Fund. ———- About 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: For every purchase of facemasks from your favorite brands, we will be using our @basicmovement Marketplace Commission fees in donating five (5) N95 Masks to our front liners through the Faceshield Drive Plus Team. . Fashion & design has always been a reflection of the times. During this uncertain year of our lives, we would like to support our front liners and also keep creativity alive and still put artistry in the forefront. More than ever, the creative industries are the most heavily impacted by this pandemic in both the short term and long run. For a limited time and quantity we will be featuring designed, non-medical grade, reusable face masks by brands and designers such as @proudrace, @raxenne, @_ha.mu_, @vina.romero and @randolfclothing. Shop at www.basicmovement.ph #masksformasksproject #facemasks

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Five of the designers on this list are part of local brand Basic Movement’s “Mask for Mask” project, where for every purchase of each three-piece mask set, they will be donating five N95 masks to frontliners with their Marketplace Commission fees. All mask sets are priced at P1,950 and available at basicmovement.ph/shop.

[READ: Here’s how to wear the N95 mask properly]

 

Randolf

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About 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: For every purchase of facemasks from your favorite brands, we will be using our Marketplace Commission fees in donating five (5) N95 Masks to our front liners through the Faceshield Drive Plus Team. . Fashion & design has always been a reflection of the times. During this uncertain year of our lives, we would like to support our front liners and also keep creativity alive and still put artistry in the forefront. More than ever, the creative industries are the most heavily impacted by this pandemic in both the short term and long run. For a limited time and quantity we will be featuring designed, non-medical grade, reusable face masks by brands and designers such as @proudrace, @raxenne, @_ha.mu_, @vina.romero and @randolfclothing. Shop at www.basicmovement.ph/shop @basicmovement

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For the quarantine tribute who’d like to flex their fashion knowledge, these masks printed with fashion icons are for you. It’s not flimsy, either. It has an exposed overlock, a filter pocket inside and an elastic garter loop.

[READ: How important are the different disciplines of design? Carl Jan Cruz, Koji Arboleda, and Proudrace answer]

 

Proudrace

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Seen here: Set of 3 Facemasks by Proudrace @proudrace . 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 is a digital marketplace where independent designers, streetwear brands and other fashion lifestyle businesses can come together, co-exist. It is where patronizing and shopping well-designed products doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure. The fashion systen isn't perfect… but maybe we can find a loophole. . You are supporting businesses by consuming products and goods, giving jobs and all while giving importance to artistic value. All through conscious consumption. All purchases on the website will always have % for our CSR Fund. ———– About 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: For every purchase of facemasks from your favorite brands, we will be using our @basicmovement Marketplace Commission fees in donating five (5) N95 Masks to our front liners through the Faceshield Drive Plus Team. . Fashion & design has always been a reflection of the times. During this uncertain year of our lives, we would like to support our front liners and also keep creativity alive and still put artistry in the forefront. More than ever, the creative industries are the most heavily impacted by this pandemic in both the short term and long run. For a limited time and quantity we will be featuring designed, non-medical grade, reusable face masks by brands and designers such as @proudrace, @raxenne, @_ha.mu_, @vina.romero and @randolfclothing. Shop at www.basicmovement.ph #masksformasksproject #facemasks

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Up your streetwear cred with these masks made of clothing brand Proudrace’s care labels. As with the rest of the sets in the Mask for Mask project, it features three designs that come in flattering neutral colors: white, nude and black.

 

Viña Romero

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VR Face Mask (Set of 3) All masks are water repellant and features ear savers design straps to prolong mask wear – About 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: For every purchase of facemasks from your favorite brands, we will be using our Marketplace Commission fees in donating five (5) N95 Masks to our front liners through the Faceshield Drive Plus Team. Fashion & design has always been a reflection of the times. During this uncertain year of our lives, we would like to support our front liners and also keep creativity alive and still put artistry in the forefront. More than ever, the creative industries are the most heavily impacted by this pandemic in both the short term and long run. For a limited time and quantity we will be featuring designed, non-medical grade, reusable face masks by brands and designers such as @proudrace, @raxenne, @_ha.mu_, @vina.romero and @randolfclothing. Shop at www.basicmovement.ph/shop #masksformasksproject

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For something more practical and secure, go for designer Viña Romero’s water-repellant masks with extra straps to ensure there are no gaps in protection. Its colors are very utilitarian, too.

 

Raxenne Maniquiz

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Hi everyone! We did something with @basicmovement! 💙 About The Masks for Masks Project: Fashion & design has always been a reflection of the times. During this uncertain year of our lives, we would like to support our front liners and also keep creativity alive and still put artistry in the forefront. More than ever, the creative industries are the most heavily impacted by this pandemic in both the short term and long run. For a limited time and quantity we will be featuring designed, non-medical grade, reusable face masks by brands and designers such as @proudrace, @raxenne, @_ha.mu_, @vina.romero and @randolfclothing. And for every purchase of facemasks from your favorite brands, we will be using our Marketplace Commission fees in donating five (5) N95 Masksto our front liners through the Faceshield Drive Plus Team. Shop at www.basicmovement.ph/shop masks from me and these other amazing designers! Thank you. 💙

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For fans of artist Raxenne Maniquiz’s tropical flora oeuvre, she’s made summer-ready designs that can seamlessly transition from 8 a.m. trips to the palengke to afternoon botika runs.

 

Ḣamü

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About The Masks for Masks Project: Fashion & design has always been a reflection of the times. During this uncertain year of our lives, we would like to support our front liners and also keep creativity alive and still put artistry in the forefront. More than ever, the creative industries are the most heavily impacted by this pandemic in both the short term and long run. For a limited time and quantity we will be featuring designed, non-medical grade, reusable face masks by brands and designers such as @proudrace, @raxenne, @_ha.mu_, @vina.romero and @randolfclothing. And for every purchase of facemasks from your favorite brands, we will be using our Marketplace Commission fees in donating five (5) N95 Masksto our front liners through the Faceshield Drive Plus Team. Shop at www.basicmovement.ph/shop (link is up on our bio!) #masksformasksproject project

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If Comme des Garçons were to make masks that go with their avant-garde aesthetics—this would be it. The masks are quirky and sometimes scary, perfect to keep people away to ensure social distancing.

 

Kelvin Morales

If you loved “Silence of the Lambs” and you’re also a scary queen, by all means, go for this embroidered mask with a moth design by designer Kelvin Morales. They also accept custom orders, if you want to stand out while social distancing.

 

Patis Tesoro

There may be a waitlist on this anticipated drop by Filipina designer Patis Tesoro, which will be released after the lockdown is over. It’s made from printed fabric scraps from her atelier and accentuated with her signature floral appliques.

[READ: What’s designer Patis Tesoro doing in Laguna? Gardening and refurbishing old Filipino houses]

 

Toqa

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Perhaps one of the first designers to make masks pre-COVID, Toqa’s colorful wares are made using the same deadstock fabric they use for their other wearable designs.

[READ: Fashion is political, according to the young designers of Toqa]

 

Special mentions aka not for sale

Gabriel Bustos Santos

Bustos’s dark romantic design sensibilities take a backseat for now, as he crafts masks from deadstock swimsuits. These were donated to vulnerable communities.

[READ: A young designer’s mission to deromanticize piña fabric]

 

Jodinand Aguillon

One of the most resourceful thrift queens we know out there, Glorious Dias’s Jodinand Aguillon is using his time in quarantine to salvage and repurpose barongs he’s sourced from private collections into what is probably the chicest, weather-appropriate (albeit purely for display purposes only) mask out there.

[READ: A vintage shop in Poblacion with museum-quality Pitoy Moreno and Ramon Valera]

 

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