Many thought this underground trend was just a passing phase, but it looks like the seapunk movement is taking root. Not sure what it is? Here’s a bit about it.
The seapunk phenomenon
. The term seapunk first appeared in a tweet in 2011, so it’s a very recent trend. Someone posted on twitter about the idea of swapping the studs on their leather jacket for shells... The seapunk hashtag started doing the rounds and the phenomenon started spreading across the web, with fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and Donatella Versace using it as inspiration for their S/S 2012 catwalks. More recently, the seapunk trend has also been a source of inspiration for Jeremy Scott and Blumarine. Beauty codes taken from the underwater realm, but with a touch of punk aimed at 15- to 20-year-old girls!
. The trend is centred around all sorts of funky patterns and prints with shimmery, glittery, pearly colours in shades of blue, pink and green. Patterns include dolphins, shells, mermaids, rainbows and seahorses and should be worn with flair. Psychedelic prints and bleached leggings or jeans are also on the list. Basically, the seapunk trend is a revival of our favourite childhood pieces with a grungier edge!
. Let’s take a look at hair first of all. In terms of colour, it’s washed-out pink or blue. As for styling, punk hairstyles with Mohicans or uber-roughed up hair. There are rules to follow when it comes to make-up as well. Eyelids take blue or pink shades, as do lips. And there’s even a seapunk manicure in soft colours or with special aquatic nail art!