So, I've been noticing this trend lately in both fashion and home decor that is inspired by Steampunk.
"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction characterized by a setting in which steam power predominates as the energy source for high, industrial technologies, especially inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century."
Wiki provides a very dry definition of this genre that has influenced everything from fashion, home decor, movies, and literature. However, Annie of Insideology shares a much more beautiful and romantic definition in this post (she is also a far better, more eloquent writer).
Restoration Hardware seems to have this genre covered in the home decor area, and Marc Jacobs actually rolled out a steam engine during the Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 runway show to present his Steampunk inspired collection. Oh, and lest we forget Prada's Fall 2012 menswear collection, which had heavy notes of Steampunk and starred Gary Oldman*, among other actors.
So, what say you? Are you on board? If you don't know what you're going to be for Halloween yet, I'm thinking this genre would make a very cool and smart costume. (And, all of a sudden, I really want a pair of round sunglasses.)
image source: Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 ad campaign photographed by Steven Meisel via FGR / Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 RTW runway show via Style.com / Bedroom and bar cart via Restoration Hardware
*That ones for you, Erin!