Models wearing a colourful range of face masks walked a runway Friday in South Korea’s capital, where health authorities are scrambling to stem a rise in coronavirus infections as people increasingly venture out in public.
Lim Yeon-hee, the chief organizer of the Seoul fashion show, said she hoped to create a cheerful vibe after the nation went through months of grueling anti-virus campaigns.
“The entire world is in a very difficult situation due to COVID-19,” said Lim, wearing a glittering pink mask matching the style of her out-sized fedora.
“In addition to an economic slump, activities in culture, arts and sports have also been reduced. … We should all work together to overcome the crisis.”
Similar mask-themed fashion shows have been held in major cities such as Paris and Shanghai.