Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that takes place before the time the technological age and makes use of steam-powered machinery. The steampunk fashion trend uses tools and technologies of the past to create a unique clothing pieces.
Typically, steampunk clothing takes Victorian dress and pairs it with technological pieces, such as wires, eye glasses, leathers, and chains.
Vanessa describes steam punk as “sub-genre of sci-fi meets Victorian. Think H.G Wells, Twenty Leagues Under the Sea…it is like if you took the technology of today back in the past, in the steam time, and mix the two.”
The word steampunk was coined by science fiction novelist K.W. Jeter coined the term “steampunk” in the 1980’s. Since the 80s it has exploded to include fashion, film genre, music, and plays.
“A lot of us are looking for a creative outlet. Especially people who are enjoying the Victorian times, we like to take the old beautiful things and mix them up with today’s technology,” Vanessa explains.