Yohji Yamamoto and New Era work in collaboration to create a new reusable face mask design to cater to the current needs in response to the global health crisis. Both brands focus on function and fashion, designing the piece to be in a black and gray colorway.
There are accents including a three dimensional image of skulls and roses, accompanied by a pattern informed on the mask to represent the visual of incense smoke. The material is similar to the fabric used to create the New Era baseball caps. The COOLERA material is quick drying and absorbs sweat for all-day comfort and breathable while holding the shape as well. To add more elements of comfort, there is an adjustable ear look and wire incorporated for structure.
Image Credit: New Era Japan