Although our society is obsessed by brands, in case of emergency, whether it be an accident or natural disaster, everyone will instantly forget about the bags from Loui Vuitton or shoes from Louboutin. The beauty is beauty, but health is more important. Still, the younger generation of designers is making a bold statement, that even the special personal protective equipment can (and should) look attractive, that doesn’t reflect negatively on their functionality. Want proof? Here is a collection of feminine masks and “safety bags” This is Luxe .
In our time we must be ready for anything. Therefore, received inspiration from the exhibition Safe: Design Takes on Risk of 2006, which presented a variety of upgraded PPE, four students from the prestigious School of Fashion and Design Parsons Alvaro Soto, John Paul Rangel and Justin Blanc decided to teach a real lesson of “civilized defense” to expensive brands. And offered their vision of masks and other useful in extreme situations devices “haute couture”.
United fashion (according to the guys) design and functionality, a collection of specialized PPE This is Luxe consists of three luxury handbags with vital filling.
The first model is called Armor. This small pouch for a few seconds, easily transformed into a full mask . Such a thing would have been indispensable in the case of gas attack or use of biological weapons.
The second model is called Shelter. This is – a kind of “white box”, which thanks to the integrated chip, RFID can write the required information: blood type, allergies, insurance number and so on.
The last instance - Scape. If necessary it can be converted into a tight raincoat or a lifejacket .
Who knows, maybe someone from the well-known brands and indeed take a little idea to note?