The face is the primary form of nonverbal expression, and we are used to looking at other people's faces for information. Face masks have made this process a challenge. 
In this project, I experimented with the form to create a mask that could enable others to see as much of the face as possible, also redirecting others' attention to visible parts of the face. ​​​​​​​
When designing the face masks, other priorities were: making a mask that stays in place as one speaks and creating enough volume to provide space around the lips to talk comfortably.
The mask would be sawn together, yet I added a slight embroidered gather next to the nose, which improves the mask's fit and is a decorative element.​​​​​​​
Through the project, I also got to experiment and reflect on the feasibility of repurposing textile materials. 
Technical Drawings
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