For this year’s Women’s Month, designer of ÀMEN, Kyna Gem Sy, created a stunning line of face masks inspired by empowering women in the Philippines and around the world.
ÀMEN is the young local brand that create couture pieces for the everyday consumer. They have dressed multiple influencers and celebrities, such as: Janeena Chan, Debbie Then, Frances Beltran, and so much more. The brand is currently being run by designer and entrepreneur, Kyna Gem Sy. Despite only being 24 years old, Kyna has shown tremendous maturity and social responsibility when handling her brand. Not only is ÀMEN a local brand that provides a proper livelihood for local seamstresses, but it is also a follower of slow fashion. To top it all off, the young label already has a beneficiary for a percentage of their profits. That’s why we weren’t surprised at all when we found out that ÀMEN will be participating in Women’s Month through a creative platform.
For 2021’s Women’s Month, Kyna and her brand held a fashion show via Instagram live last March 5. Instead of having actual models wear her designer masks, she opted to create paper versions of empowering women to walk down the runway. Here are our top eight favorite masks from the ÀMEN S/S ’21 Couture Mask Fashion Show.
Darling of the Philippines, Heart Evangelista, was the first to walk down the runway. Her face mask is embedded with peach colored sequins and bejeweled flowers.
The reigning queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, is the beloved matriarchal figure by people all over the world. Her face mask is a Lacey masterpiece of pink hues and sequins.
18 year old environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, is an inspiration for all young girls. She was the persuasive speaker at the U.N. Climate Action Summit that went viral online. Her face mask is inspired by the flowers of the world.
TV personality, Oprah Winfrey, is an absolute icon. Need we say more? Her face mask is a mesh of lilac and ivory lace with interlacing sequins scattered across the mask.
If you aren’t familiar on who Dandara is, well she’s practically a real life warrior queen of the colonial period of Brazil. She helped free many Afro-Brazilian people out of slavery. This brave queen’s face mask is a mix of black, magenta, and silver sequins on a mauve base.
Fictional warrior princess’ were not kept out of the conversation. Kyna also created a face mask inspired by D.C. Comic’s Wonder Woman. Her face mask is vertically designed with the use of multiple stones in the shade of blue and gold.
The People’s Princess, Princess Diana, was featured in the ÀMEN SS21 Couture Mask Fashion Show. Coincidentally, the gesture to add the late princess became a timely one since the interviews of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on life as a Royal. Her mask is an ethereal mix of blue and lilac stoning.
Vice President Leni Robredo
Last but definitely not the least, Vice President Leni Robredo made an appearance in the fashion show. Her mask is a purely black one designed with a criss cross of black sequins and beadings.