Steampunk fashion springs from the inspiration of the past, but blossoms today in trendy stores and cutting-edge haute couture. While many of Steampunk’s most dramatic incarnations can be found on Fashion Week runways, it can also be found in ample supply among casual everyday street wear.
Steampunk Fashion is the design sourcebook for the Steampunk fashion aesthetic. Inside you'll meet the trendsetters who are influencing what we love to wear: the designers, artists, writers and photographers behind the new flowering of neo-vintage style. The author takes you on a wide-ranging journey through the culture behind the trend—the books, art, films and images that are driving Steampunk fashion. Learn the “rules” of Steampunk style. Understand how diverse outfits can be grouped together into basic thematic categories—from gadgeteers, explorers and aristocrats to officers, scientists or ragamuffins. Discover the personal style that fits you best, and add a bit of Steampunk fashion to your wardrobe! Four do-it-yourself tutorials show you how to craft your own apparel, with projects for making a tailcoat, cravat, ruffle shrug or overskirt.