Redefining the rock chic look: The Glam Punk Trend


With gender equality at the forefront of conversation, it's no surprise that the message of female strength was manifested on fall/winter 2018 fashion runways through powerful, deep-hued lips, don't-mess-with-me-hairstyles and punk-inspired eyeliner.

The message was loud and clear that today’s woman is not afraid to make a statement with her beauty, and the results make for some arresting looks.

Sixties-inspired lashes heralded the return of mascara, whilst a rebel spirit permeated all four fashion weeks, and took to the runways in the form of punk-inspired eye makeup at Miu Miu, Ashley Williams and Dior.

Meanwhile at Tom Ford and Max Mara, Tom Pecheux christened the trend "glam punk".

Check out the models at the Max Mara FW18 runway, who flaunted exaggerated cat eyes with minimal makeup. 

The term was used retrospectively to describe a short-lived trend for musical bands which produced a form of proto punk that incorporated elements of glam rock in the early to mid-1970s. Thebands combined glam aesthetics with punk music, where dark, kohl-rimmed, exaggerated smoky eyes became their signature style inspiring the glam punk genre of makeup.

Started off in the late 1970's as a response to the hippie and bohemian styles of the 60's, it hit the mainstream in the 1980's. It has since evolved with time and the modern iterations of Glam Punk are more polished and sophisticated, bringing in elements of the original punk scene and incorporating them with modern cuts and styles. The trend brings girly and rebellious together and can be easily   personalised. Dark smoky eyes and exaggerated wings paired with well-defined brows and Twiggy lashes; Glam Punk is an audacious look that’s anything but ordinary. What you need to take away are deconstructed eyeliner, fierce flicks, smudged underliner, smoky, kohl-lined eyes, mixed with oodles of elegance and grace.

Supermodel Lily Aldridge personalised the glam punk look with an edgy cat eye. Super-sexy, we have to say.

Whether you are a lover of the vintage winged eyes, or a are not afraid to go out loud, this one’s for you.


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