Anne-Sophie Cochevelou’s masks have been making a statement on social media and on COVID conscious faces internationally. This east-London based French performance artist, fashion, jewelry and costume designer is using her talents to help people stay safe and express themselves in this new normal world. Cochevelou graduated with an MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins in London, and a BA in French Literature & Drama in Paris at La Sorbonne.
Cochevelou’s work attempts to explore the concept of wearable art and the performative aspect of costume through social interaction and upcycled material. She creates costume-based performance in clubs, galleries and art environments like the South Bank Centre, the Barbican and the Battersea Art Centre. With the realization that our spring and summer wardrobes must now come with the most important accessory of all—the face covering mask—I wanted to learn a little more about Cochevelou’s masks and the inspiration behind them.
Anne-Sophie Cochevelou’s conscious masks
“I like the idea that by embellishing the masks you cancel the anxiety-provoking factor conveyed by the medical mask. People need to keep smiling and dreaming.”