So… what is ‘steampunk’?

A genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power; also written steam-punk.

— (“Steampunk” )

Examples of Steampunk garments:

  • Corsets
  • Petticoats
  • Vests
  • Driving coats
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Goggles
    (Steampunk Movement 2012)

Examples of steampunk in popular culture today:

(David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj Turn Me On video)

(Panic! At the Disco’s The Ballad of Mona Lisa video)

How does Steampunk relate to fashion in Sacramento?

>>> Article Consignment Boutique (5704 Elvas Ave)

>>> Legacy Boutique (2418 K Street)

Where else is Steampunk found in the fashion industry?


>>> Simplicity sewing patterns (

>>> Prada’s Winter 2012 Men’s Campaign

The campaign – shot by David Sims –layers different codes of dress in a subtle parody of power and role-play. Exaggerated poses and conspiratorial glances hint at the game, a palm solemnly placed on the heart or into a pocket with precise formality.

— Prada’s offical website