Face shields inspired by fashion houses created using medical-grade plastic

A Fife artist has created bespoke face shields so workers can be both safe and stylish.

Boo Paterson from Newport was inspired to create the designs – using regular personal protective equipment (PPE) when she heard fashion houses in Paris were reopening.

She set about creating the face shields, which are crafted from medical-grade plastic.

They all feature soft elastic headbands to provide comfortable support during use.

Bespoke fashion face shields
Ms Paterson says the face shields can create a stunning look (Jane Barlow/PA)

Ms Paterson said: “I came up with the idea when I saw that the big fashion houses in Paris were reopening their stores with staff in medical PPE.

“It seemed so incongruous for these icons of style.

“With my shields, they can create a stunning look and even have their own branding incorporated into the design.”

An artist, writer, and creative director, Paterson mainly works in conceptual and political artwork.

Her fine art has been exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and her editorial pieces shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards twice.

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