A LJMU student is helping keep Liverpool safe with style after winning a coronavirus design competition.
Evie Warwick, a third-year BA (Hons) Fashion Communications student, said she was “excited beyond belief” that people would be wearing her face covering design in the street.
Evie, who lives in Wavertree, was one of five young designers under 25, chosen by Liverpool Public Health.
Her design features illustration of faces with the continuous line technique and is now in mass production.
She said: “To have my design on what now could be classed as an item of clothing is mind blowing for myself as a young designer and illustrator. Especially seeing other people in the street wear them too.”
The competition, led by Open Culture on behalf of Public Health Liverpool, and supported by partners in COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool), attracted 113 entries.
Cllr Paul Brant, cabinet member for Public Health at Liverpool City Council, said: “Wearing a face covering in public places is likely to be a part of our lives for many months to come and it’s great that young people have embraced them and are setting this example for the older people in our community.”
The face coverings which have an anti-viral coating, will be distributed at schools and via the council’s Children’s Services teams including looked-after children, the youth offending team and the city’s youth clubs.