Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism by Katherine Gleason

By Katherine Gleason

From formal clothes to costumes crafted for the level, from ensembles suited for experience to informal highway kinds, steampunk type has come to surround a number of diverse seems to be. yet what precisely is steampunk? initially conceived as a literary style, the time period "steampunk" defined tales set in a steam-powered, technological know-how fiction-infused, Victorian London. this present day steampunk has grown to develop into a classy that fuels many different paintings varieties. Steampunk has additionally widened its cultural scope. Many steampunk practitioners, instead of confining their imaginative and prescient to at least one eu urban, think steam-driven societies all around the world.

Today the vibrance of steampunk evokes quite a lot of participants, together with designers of haute couture, domestic sewers, crafters, and usual individuals who simply are looking to celebrate. Steampunk style is not just pleasing, dynamic, and irreverent; it will probably even be colourful, horny, and provocative. so much of all, steampunk model is out there to everyone.

Illustrated all through with colour photos of the wonderful creations of diverse steampunk style designers, Anatomy of Steampunk is an inspirational sourcebook. as well as proposing the appearance and tales of those artistic style artists, the publication additionally information ten steampunk initiatives for the reader to aim at domestic. enable steam to strength your mind's eye!

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Her elaborate ensembles and corsets are always custom made for the individual client. In addition to traveling to events, creating and cutting patterns, von Oppen executes her designs herself to make sure that the quality of the stitching is equal to her meticulous vision. She stresses that a good corset—and she has made a lot of them—“should feel like a hug, and should empower the wearer . . ” Lately von Oppen has been focusing on the creation of accessories, such as the items pictured here. She loves the way accessories can transform a simple, plain, or conservative outfit into an extravagant and unique look.

When he was still in high school, his precocious skills caught the eyes of both his classmates and the press. The wire service AP picked up the story of the intense competition between Anthony’s female classmates to secure him as their prom dress designer. The seventeen-year-old Canney turned down ten design propositions and accepted only four. Worn over clothing, instead of as support underneath, these cage hoop skirts make a bold statement. They appear both elegant and rebellious, breaking the rules of propriety and yet still maintaining a certain decorum.

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