The fashion week madness continues and this time, Balenciaga is the name to look out for. The house has released a rather cool accessory that you cannot afford to miss – an over-sized hooded scarf that channels the same football-inspired theme as its recent “Mastodon” sneakers.
The “Soccer Hood Scarf” is actually the second piece in the collection that was showcased during Balenciaga’s Spring 2022 runway show. As seen on Balenciaga Runway FW2022, the sport-inspired accessory features a tonal stripe design and comes with an attached fabric hood. What makes this piece especially unique is the fact that it also doubles as a blanket.
The Balenciaga ‘Soccer Hood Scarf’ comes with an attached fabric hood and weighs in at $650 USD. It was designed by Demna Gvasalia, who, in case you didn’t know, is the mastermind behind Vetements.
The Soccer Hood Scarf features a faded pattern that is said to be inspired by football kits – a very important element for the sport – and comes in either “Red” or “Indigo.” As seen during Balenciaga’s Spring 2022 runway show, the piece has been slightly stretched out and features a satin finish. Subtle stripes can be seen running through the front piece, which is actually the back of the scarf.
This accessory can be worn in a multitude of ways, with one option being to go for an outerwear approach and pairing it with a matching jersey or even a coat. You can also wear it as a traditional scarf but that wouldn’t really make much sense though.Like other items in the latest Balenciaga collection, the Soccer Hood Scarf is definitely on the pricey side. Retailing for $650 USD, this accessory comes with a matching drawstring bag that makes it perfect for storing when not in use.