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Veronika is wearing a knitted balaclava by GucciPhotography by Sam Rock, Styling by Agata Belcen and Nell Kalonji

Five High-Fashion Ways to Keep Your Face Warm

Arctic winter temperatures may be heinous, but that doesn’t mean your balaclava should be too

Lead ImageVeronika is wearing a knitted balaclava by GucciPhotography by Sam Rock, Styling by Agata Belcen and Nell Kalonji

From Gucci to Versace, balaclavas were spotted everywhere on the runway during the Autumn/Winter 2018 season. And, it was about time that high fashion iterations of the knitted headgear were introduced – too long has our skin suffered as a result of exposure to blisteringly cold winter temperatures, with not a trendy face-warmer in sight. Here, as seen in AnOther Magazine’s latest issue, Sam Rock, Agata Belcen, Nell Kalonji present five of the best ways to wear one this winter.

1. Football (above)

A little like a football scarf that has crept all the way around the circumference of your head, this striped Gucci balaclava will see you through the harshest sleet and snow imaginable.

2. Ribbed

For early-2000s Russian Carrie Bradshaw realness, accentuate the shape of this black ribbed Lanvin balaclava with a strapless bodycon dress worn underneath a huge furry coat and knee-high boots.

3. Germ-proof

Protect yourself from environmental contaminants with a hand-knitted balaclava by Calvin Klein pulled over your mouth, inspired by Julianne Moore’s character in the 1995 film Safe. Transfer-proof lipstick also recommended.

4. Cotton

For a lightweight option – and one that will completely prevent itching of any kind – a wool and cotton blend balaclava works wonders.

5. Beaded

Exquisitely fringed with tiny glass beads, look to Versace’s spangly balaclava for high octane glamour like no other.

Hair: Kiyoko Odo at Bryant Artists. Make-up: Nami Yoshida at Bryant Artists using Le Mat de Chanel Apotheosis and Le Lift by Chanel. Model: Veronika Kunz at The Squad Management. Casting: Noah Shelley at AM Casting. Set design: Janina Pedan at The Magnet Agency. Photographic assistants: Jack Symes and Alessandro Tranchini. Styling assistants: Rebecca Perlmutar, Chloe Grace Press, Camila Paiva, Joseph Ecorchard and Kristina Bagdonaite. Set-design assistant: Ksenia Pedan. Production: Carmel Dione Reeves.

This story originally featured in the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of AnOther Magazine which is on sale internationally now.