But is this something ‘medical’ ? “We took the same materials as the skaters’ costumes, the same decorations, the same design, but we completely recreated the form to make masks,” said Caron, a Longueuil, Que.-based skatewear, dancewear, gown and wedding dress designer. MONTREAL — A Quebec fashion designer has launched a limited edition of high-end designer masks inspired by the costumes of professional figure skaters he typically dresses. Stay up-to-date and in-the-know by subscribing to one of our newsletters, Listener line in studio In three hours, 245 masks were sold, giving birth to the hashtag #Shomask in Japan, with stocks of the three models flying off the shelves. Toronto It hasn't stymied interest in the masks. In three hours, 245 masks were sold, giving birth to the hashtag #Shomask in Japan, with stocks of the three models flying off the shelves. Quebec fashion designer Mathieu Caron launches line of masks inspired by Olympic skaters. The fabrics come from the same materials as the skaters’ outfits and are very breathable material, with padding included to give them shape and structure. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, that material is being used to create designer masks — with profits going to the World Health Organization. Caron said at the beginning, the idea was to design a maximum of 15 masks for each skater, but in Japan, they sold 70. The unique masks are not for all budgets — with the eight models costing between $150 and $300. May 2, 2020 10:51 AM By: Canadian Press. “I was surprised. A luxury facemask made by designer Mathieu Caron is shown in this undated handout photo. Belgard barbershop in Montreal's Old Port was badly damaged as firefighters battled a three-alarm fire overnight. "We would rather call it a fashion accessory, a collector's item.". MONTREAL — A Quebec fashion designer has launched a limited edition of high-end designer masks inspired by the costumes of professional figure skaters he typically dresses. Keep safe by wearing these SA designer face masks during lockdown 7 celebs rock fashionable face masks Kwanele Mathebula-April 24 2020 0 Which mask is your fave? We would rather call it a fashion accessory, a collector's item.”. It hasn’t stymied interest in the masks. Sign-up for this newsletter to get breaking news alerts sent right to your inbox and to get a heads-up on some of the highlights coming-up on the radio station. Sign-up to receive information on promotions and contests. “Now, is it something medical? The masks are made of cotton and polyester fibres. Montréal, QC 1717 Boulevard René-Lévesque E, This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2020. Caron said at the beginning, the idea was to design a maximum of 15 masks for each skater, but in Japan, they sold 70. Be the first to know! The fabrics come from the same materials as the skaters' outfits and are very breathable material, with padding included to give them shape and structure. When the items were first made available, a few masks were ready to ship. But given the demand, Caron had to move quickly to fill orders. 5 of our fave lockdown fashion looks Kwanele Mathebula-April 20 2020 0 Look cute and stylish during the lockdown period Celebs take on the #PillowChallenge Kwanele Mathebula-April 17 2020 0 Which celeb look is your fave 10 Boundary Road S.E.Redcliff, AlbertaT0J 2P0, Phone: (403) 548-8282Newsroom: (403) 548-8008Advertising: (403) 548-8262, We strive to achieve the highest ethical standards in all that we do. Not at all," Caron said. "In times of crisis like this, I honestly didn't think people had so much money to buy a mask.". Not at all,” Caron said. cbury@cjad.com, Promotions & Contests “My primary goal was to make sure that the artistic side could come to help a little, raise funds to make a difference and at the same time make a collection item a little more glamorous than a ordinary mask.”. “I was surprised,” Caron admitted. "It was more an artistic contribution to do our part with some members of my team who also got involved in the decoration," Caron said. Japanese customers snatched up the items inspired by Uno’s costumes, which retailed for $200 to $250. “During this pandemic, my main goal was to make sure that the artistic side could come to help a little, raise funds to make a difference and at the same time make a collection item a little more glamorous than a ordinary mask,” said Caron, noting that all of the proceeds from mask sales will go to the World Health Organization. The goal wasn’t a big marketing campaign, Caron said. “It was more an artistic contribution to do our part with some members of my team who also got involved in the decoration,” Caron said. “We took the same materials as the skaters' costumes, the same decorations, the same design, but we completely redid the form to make masks,' said Caron, who also makes dance clothes and other clothing equipment for sports and training. The unique masks are not for all budgets — with the eight models costing between $150 and $300. In three hours, 245 masks were sold, giving birth to the hashtag #Shomask in Japan, with stocks of the three models flying off the shelves. Caron said at the beginning, the idea was to design a maximum of 15 masks for each skater, but in Japan, they sold 70. Japanese customers snatched up the items inspired by Uno's costumes, which retailed for $200 to $250. Quebec designer Mathieu Caron, whose creations are among the most seen in the world, is launching a line of limited edition, high-end masks inspired by figure skating costumes he designed. By ticking this box I agree to receive the chosen newsletter(s), including promotional, programming, marketing and other survey emails. The eight luxury mask models are priced between $150 and $300. "We took the same materials as the skaters' costumes, the same decorations, the same design, but we completely recreated the form to make masks," said Caron, a Longueuil, Que.-based skatewear, dancewear, gown and wedding dress designer. Caron reportedly sold over 245 masks in three hours. MONTREAL — A Quebec fashion designer has launched a limited edition of high-end designer masks inspired by the costumes of professional figure skaters he typically dresses. “But with everything we have sold, we will not be unemployed for the next few weeks.”. Although the mask designs follow health recommendations, Caron insists that they should not be considered medical equipment. The masks especially gained popularity in Japan where the retail price ranges between $200 and $250. M5V 2Z5. For years, Caron, who hails from Longueuil, has designed spectacular skating costumes seen by millions of viewers, including those of Olympic champion Tessa Virtue and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno. For years, Caron, who hails from Longueuil, has designed spectacular skating costumes seen by millions of viewers, including those of Olympic champion Tessa Virtue and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, that material is being used to create designer masks — with profits going to the World Health Organization. But given the demand, Caron had to move quickly to fill orders. The mask craze quickly led to the hashtag #Showmask. Mathieu Caron has been designing and manufacturing outfits for several years including the spectacular outfits worn by Canadian Olympic champ Tessa Virtue and world silver medallist Shoma Uno of Japan, among others. 514-790-0800, Reception "My primary goal was to make sure that the artistic side could come to help a little, raise funds to make a difference and at the same time make a collection item a little more glamorous than a ordinary mask.". “It protects very well,” said Caron. Caron who designed costumes for figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Shoma Uno, is selling luxury face masks made from the same material as the costumes the skaters have worn. When the items were first made available, a few masks were ready to ship. I didn't think that in times of crisis like this, people had so much money to buy a mask, honestly,” he said. Quebec fashion designer Mathieu Caron launches line of masks inspired by Olympic skaters 2020-05-02 Trudeau's virtual tour and Bieber's country music nod: In The News for Sept. 2 Quebec designer Mathieu Caron, whose creations are among the most seen in the world, is launching a line of limited edition, high-end masks inspired by figure skating costumes he designed. CJAD 800 - Breaking News Alert / What’s On. 514-989-3838, Program & News Director The goal wasn't a big marketing campaign, Caron said. MONTREAL — A Quebec fashion designer has launched a limited edition of high-end designer masks inspired by the costumes of professional figure skaters he typically dresses. jessica.dionne@bellmedia.ca, 299 Queen Street West In three hours, 245 masks were sold, giving birth to the hashtag #Shomask in Japan, with stocks of the three models flying off the shelves. ON It's your chance to get your hands on your very own…” • Follow their account to see 457 posts. 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Feeling | Mathieu Caron shared a post on Instagram: “This will be the last restock Eveeerrrr! When the items were first made available, a few masks were ready to ship. Not at all. Fashion . 514-989-2523, Newsroom Mathieu Caron has been designing and manufacturing outfits for several years including the spectacular outfits worn by Canadian Olympic champ Tessa Virtue and world silver medallist Shoma Uno of Japan, among others. “In times of crisis like this, I honestly didn’t think people had so much money to buy a mask.”. I understand I can withdraw my consent to any of the aforementioned items at any time. "But with everything we have sold, we will not be unemployed for the next few weeks.".