Updated: May 27
Designer Couture Face masks made in Monaco? I know, I know what you may be thinking or at least I can hazard a guess. Decadence? Perhaps, Unnecessary? Maybe.
Well lets take a look. Monaco has always been a place that is synonymous with fashion, at least with the wearers and buyers of high end designer brands and the Couture of some of the worlds leading brands.
Yet strangely unlike its neighbours Italy and France it produces little in the way of home grown fashion labels. Its a world class buyer, a showcase for luxury goods, not a producer. A Principality and world leader in events organising, with its enviable position as a rocky outcrop bestowed with natures beauty and a natural deep water port, nestling on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea and the deep blue waters of the Cote d Azure. From The Formula 1, The Monaco Yacht Show, its world class Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. Monaco puts on the glitz and the world sits up and watches.
Big money characters and celebrities, rock stars, actors, flock to her, to be seen and heard, photographed and filmed, to seek the recognition that Monaco brings.
Wendy Lauwers a dear friend and a Monaco resident ( Also a world class Arts and Events organiser #MultiArtGallery and #MultiArtsEvents ) told me during our hike one Sunday morning around St Jean Cap Ferrat, about the facial mask design concept, that in collaboration with fellow Monegasque women's leaders, and assisted in designs by a cutler to the Royal Monaco Ballet, I was intrigued to know more
So why Monaco masks? Well as you understand, indeed the world understands, the Covid 19 virus knows no boundaries. Indeed HRH Price Albert of Monaco contracted the Covid 19, a few short weeks into the epidemic. I was at the time in the same event as Prince Albert, a few days before the announcement of him contracting the virus. I tested negative.
With Italy in the grip of this pandemic, which Monaco borders, each country started to close down, as the virus spread rapidly west.
PPE was in short supply worldwide. So the natural course of action was to find a solution. So the collaboration began during lock down between Wendy Lauwers and the leading ladies of Monaco. As the saying goes ' The Mother of all Invention is Necessity' FOR ORDERS CONTACTS BELOW Mentioning Yours truly Patrick Durkan with any inquires
Below Wendy explains more....
As mentioned previously on social networks and given the pandemic and what we are going through, and now the obligation to wear a mask on certain occasions, It occurred to me to make feminine and thin masks, protective and beautiful qualities of fabrics, soft masks seams, washable and resistant to the flame test recommended by clothing legislation.
The person helping me is a cutler from Monte Carlo Ballets and together we produced these masks. You will find the attached photos, an idea in collaboration with the women leaders, I chose pretty fabrics for the summer!
We have, as it was the year of the music competition (organised by the Women World Leader Monaco) decided to give opera names to each mask so as to make the diffusion more attractive:
Here is the list and attached the photos and the proposed colours,
The price of the mask is 50 € delivery included on France and Monaco. ( World delivery available added upon destination cost )
And I specify that 10% of the sum collected excluding manufacturing costs will be donated to the Monegasque Red Cross, insisting that the donation will be global coming directly from Monaco Women Leaders whose project was designed during confinement in collaboration with Multi Art Events.
Do not hesitate if you have other questions
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