We hate to say this, but we’d told you so. Back in August 2017, we spotlighted how the ski mask known as the balaclava is a sleeper trend and is one of the most daring accessories to own. At the recent F/W ’18 shows, from New York to Paris, the visibility of the mask was hard to deny.
In an extremely politicised climate, the renegade symbol of the balaclava had many critics wondering if it serves its purpose as more than just a fashion statement (Psst: Could this be fashion’s pink pussyhat moment?). Here, we showcased just how designers are making their style statement with the look at least.