FTA x CSB-SD - Satin Rigid Cylinder Mask by Olivia Kasamani
One must as surely wear a face-mask these days, as they would wear clothes. With the inevitability of a shoe, and the washing cycle of a pair of underwear- this newly essential accessory has shifted from a surgical precaution to an intimate, daily prosthetic. How does one address this facade, which has virtually replaced the lower half of the human face in public settings? How does one turn this filter into a crown?
Fashion Trust Arabia and Creative Space Beirut School of Design came together to address this question. They devised a competition for CSB students to be critical and imaginative about face-mask design, while maintaining extreme reverence to clinical precautions. This yielded a driven collective study on functional aesthetics.
Here, for your protection and enjoyment, is a highlight from our process:
A simple and elegant curved facade renders a cylindrical protrusion. This creates a chamber around the nose and mouth and reduces overall facial coverage to a (safe) minimum.
- Exterior: Satin
- Interior : Silk
- Components: Interface and Elastic Bands with Bias Tape