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 road kinds, steampunk type has come to surround a number of diversified seems. yet what precisely is steampunk? initially conceived as a literary style, the time period "steampunk" defined tales set in a steam-powered, technology fiction-infused, Victorian London. this present day steampunk has grown to turn into a classy that fuels many different artwork varieties. Steampunk has additionally widened its cultural scope. Many steampunk practitioners, instead of confining their imaginative and prescient to 1 ecu 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 traditional folks that simply are looking to rejoice. Steampunk style isn't just exciting, dynamic, and irreverent; it will possibly even be colourful, horny, and provocative. so much of all, steampunk type is obtainable to everyone.

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

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They came upon a special one in the shape of an inside-out gear with a screw as a bar across the middle. The button led her partner to begin sketching and talking about steampunk. With a design in hand, they took a trip to a sample room where professional tailors got to work fabricating the item. And the Steampunk Coat came into the world. Sometime after that, Costume Mercenary was born. In a floor-grazing black-and-burgundy coat, she could be an ambassador from a past that never was. Perhaps she is a techno-priest from an advanced civilization.

Worn under a jacket, a vest or waistcoat can create a splash of color. Or this versatile garment can be worn without the jacket for a less structured elegance. Here the Red and Bronze Floral Tapestry and Silk Steampunk Victorian Lapeled Gentlemen’s Vest is worn over a pair of contrasting plaid trousers. The vest, which is made from a silk tapestry fabric with silk Dupioni lapels, boasts a watch pocket and a red satin back and lining. The plaid trousers bear a flap front with sixbutton closure and a lacing at the back for a custom fit.

Crafted from silk dupioni with a contrasting center panel, this corset is constructed from five layers of material and steel bones for both comfort and strong support. Those feelings of support and comfort add up to confidence in the wearer. And creating confidence is what KMKDesigns is all about. “The true nature of fashion is to make the person wearing it feel stunning,” proclaim proprietors and designers Kaitlyn and Sheridyn McClain. indd 64 ANATOMY OF STEAMPUNK (RAY) Text (F39)_Job:07-30982 Title:Race Point-The Anatomy of Steampunk 7/22/13 6:28 PM #175 Dtp:221 Page:64 mpunk ge:64 Alone or ith a s irt, the s eetheart corset loo s s eetly stunning.

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