How did Balaklava become the hottest accessory?
If you recall, this fashionable headdress first appeared during the Crimean War. Many British soldiers did not receive their uniforms on time prior to the Battle of Balaklava, and the winter of 1854 was extremely harsh, forcing them to buy warm clothes and hats from the local population. The soldiers invented the style, which became known as the Balaclava. This accessory serves another purpose in addition to shielding against headwinds. Although Balaklava is associated with criminals and terrorists, she is sometimes used by various left-wing radical organizations that are forced to hide their faces due to opposing views with the current government. As a result, Balaklava
is primarily a symbol of obscurity. Those who wear it tell the story of the idea that they carry to the masses, not of a person. So, the main ideologist of the Mexican separatists, subcommandant Marcos, whom journalists dubbed Che Guevara, built his career on anonymity, and no one knows what his real name is or how he looks. Even the fashion community donned balaclavas to express their feelings about any political event taking place around the world. Balaklava has been used as a fashion accessory by many famous designers in the past, including Raf Simons, who brought street fashion to the catwalk with whatever brand he worked with. So he included colorful Balaclavas in the Jil Sander fall-winter 2011 collection, and he did not ignore the topic in the Calvin Klein fall-winter 2018 collection, creating knitted accessories that looked very strange with strict coats. And it wasn't until 2018 that Balaklava became truly fashionable. Marni designed a Balaclava with a minimalist cut and bright colors (green, lilac, brown) and suggested pairing it with oversized jackets or coats with large shoulders. Alessandro Michele designed lace designs embellished with crystals and fringes,
while Gucci created quirky knitted balaclavas. Balaclavas are also popular among pop stars such as Beyoncé, Cara Delevingne, and Rihanna, who attended the most recent Coachella wearing a Gucci Balaclava and accessorizing with massive earrings.Given their rebellious nature, it is not surprising to see them in such images, as they are the first to wear the most controversial and fashionable trends. And once again, the designers present us with a trend that does not appear to be very common in life, but examples show that clothes are just clothes and that one should not jump to conclusions about who lives beneath them.