Clothing the Pandemic

A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World

Black Lives Matter mask

Collina Strada is a New York ready to wear label with a focus on sustainability, social awareness and change. After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the brand posted a video on Instagram of a demonstration in Austin, Texas, and wrote that they were donating 100% of sales profits over the May 30-31 weekend to help support bailouts across the county. Later they announced that 100% of sale proceeds would go to the Homeless Black Trans Women's Fund. This mask is silent when closed. Only when the wearer "speaks up" by putting it on, do you see the Black Lives Matter advocacy.

Hillary Taymour for Collina Strada, USA


Designed in New York, New York, USA

Designed in New York, New York, USA

Machine embroidery on hand tie-dyed cotton twill

Royal Ontario Museum



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