“To some, ‘steampunk’ is a catchall term, a concept in search of a visual identity. To me, it’s essentially the intersection of technology and romance. “
–Jake von Slatt-
Steampunk, a subculture that is the aesthetic ex-pression of a time-trav-eling fantasy world, embraces music, film, design and now fash-ion. The movement is inspired by the extrav-agantly inventive age of dirigibles and steam locomotives, brass diving bells and jar-shaped proto submarines.
First appearing in the late 1980s and early 90s, steampunk has picked up momentum in recent months, making a transition from what used to be mainly a literary taste to a web-propagated way of life.
That definition is loose enough to accommodate a slew of influences, including the streamlined retro-futurism of Flash Gordon and Japanese animation with its goggle-wearing hackers, the post apocalyptic scavenger style of “Mad Max,” vaudeville, burlesque and the structured gentility of the Victorian age. In aggregate, steampunk is a trend that is rapidly outgrowing niche status.
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