Models, donning French designer Marine Serre’s collection with masks amid rising fear and number of coronavirus affectees around the world, recently walked the ramp at Paris Fashion Week.
This is not the first time that Serre has used masks or veils in her show and fascinatingly the latest collection was designed before the outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly infection outside China.
Her last spring collection was presented in Sept 2019 in which faces of models were covered with veils and facemasks, which she has described as anti-pollution masks. She has garnered much praise from fashion magazines for practicality in her outfits.
“Serre’s energy has dynamised the fashion industry. Her hybrid garments, each a radical cocktail of century-flitting references, utilitarian practicalities, plus a sporting streak, are never so complicated as to miss the contemporary mark,” Vogue said in 2019.
Like any other field, entertainment industry has also been badly hit by coronavirus. At the Paris Fashion Week, participants were wearing masks themselves for fear of the infection.
Serre this time presented a spectrum of garments which covered more than just faces of models.