One definition of fashion says ‘the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior’. This could be anything from a simple headgear to a range of fashionable footwear. What else could you include in your fashion accessories? How about a gas mask? Yeah, a gas mask!
With the increase in pollution and the growing number of lung and throat related diseases it would be a good idea to don a mask whenever you step outdoors. If a plain mask suffices you no issues, but if you are the fashionable type who would like to make a fashion statement there is something special too. Thanks to the Amsterdam based designer Diddo Velema, it would not be long before you come across a range of high protection fashion gears – gas masks.
At first sight you might not realize that these are masks that serve one simple purpose – protect us from harmful gases. The mere look of these creations is very stylish. The three different types of masks unveiled convey a different message in themselves. The brown mask has a leather finish and looks like a classic piece. There is a black one studded with white stones giving a very expensive appearance. Then there is a white mask with various parts of it carrying a metallic finish. This looks like one straight out of a science fiction movie.
However, there is one little problem. Try asking yourself this one question and answer it very honestly. We all are aware of the fact that the air we breathe is getting polluted every day and the level is increasing with every passing day. Yet, how many of us would have the courage to walk the streets wearing one of these masks? Simple question but tough to answer! You are right, there would be very few, probably a handful. No wonder Velema had to say ‘…it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.’
These masks have been designed with safety in mind. At the same time an attempt has been made to keep up the spirit of fashion. It is not necessary that every one of us has to make a fashion statement but for those eager to do so this designer mask is a perfect new accessory for times to come. Be sure to book one for yourself in advance. You never know when you may need one and may be until the time you realize it they are already out of stock. So do yourself a favor and hurry!