Since the COVID-19 crisis began, masks have become a part of daily life, be they medical-grade or stylish cloth coverings. Worn over an ordinary mask as an extra layer of defense, face shields have also risen in popularity. That said, the transparent plastic pieces are hardly what you’d call stylish—unless you’re Björk. The Icelandic pop legend took to Instagram yesterday to announce her upcoming concert series, Björk Orkestral, while sporting what can only be described as a wearable art piece. Designed by longtime creative collaborator James Merry, the sculptural shield curved around her features in a series of swirls, highlighting her hair puffs and bright red eyeshadow.
Of course no Björk look is complete without a touch of avant-garde runway fashion. In a Kiko Kostadinov look by Australian designers Laura and Deanna Fanning, the star and her stylist Edda Gudmundsdottir continued their habit of shining a light on exciting talent. Styled with the arresting red version of the knitwear pieces shown in the label’s Greek mythology-inspired spring 2020 collection, the piece was appropriately offbeat.
Björk’s performances at Reykjavík Harpa Hall will feature 100 Icelandic musicians who’ve worked on her studio albums and are set to be live-streamed on August 9. Dedicated to honoring coronavirus victims, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the talents of her homeland, the series will also benefit Kvennaathvarfið, a shelter that protects victims of domestic violence, rape, and human trafficking. Sure to be memorable, fashion-filled, and highly entertaining, the concerts bring together Björk and some of her all-time favorite collaborators for a good cause. The only question that remains is which dazzling face covering she’ll choose to wear for the occasion.