Mermaidcore: Disney’s The Little Mermaid Makes A Big Splash In Fashion

The live-action revival of Disney’s The Little Mermaid has inspired plenty of fashion fit for a siren. But the trend might ebb sooner rather than later.

What Happened: After months of anticipation, the reboot of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey as the titular mermaid has finally arrived in theaters. The latest live-action adaptation of a beloved Disney animated film offers a potent escapist fantasy just in time for summer. And not just on screen, but in our wardrobes.

Leading up to the release of the film, “mermaidcore” has emerged as a catchy trend, with shopping roundups, resort season runways and social media posts clamoring for scalloped hems, ruffled dresses and aquatic-inspired accessories. But not everyone is falling for the movie’s siren song.

The Jing Take: The mermaid figure offers up an attractive canvas to fashion brands. In February this year, Diesel crafted a custom, logo-covered mermaid tail for Bailey’s cover of The Face.  Emerging designers have also taken inspiration from life under the sea, like Vietnam’s Fancì, whose ethereal, ruffled dresses are already beloved by the likes of Dua Lipa and Doja Cat. There’s also Turkey’s Siedrés, whose fanciful pieces conjure up a ’70s Mediterranean escape, not to mention Albanian designer Valdrin Sahiti, who created a metallic blue gown for Bailey’s Los Angeles premiere of The Little Mermaid. Continue to read the full article here