The latest fashion to hit the alt scene comes to Rocky Horrors!
Steampunk is currently hitting the alt scene in Britain with some force and influence, our neighbours accross the pond have already had several steampunk conventions and themed balls and events, and it looks ready to take England by storm! Clubs in London have hosted some themed events and Steampunk band Abney Park were a massive hit at this April's Whitby Goth Weekend, are you ready for the steam powered revolution?
Originating from fictional works published in the 60's and 70's, but not becoming widely known until the early 1990's, Steampunk is a world all too similar to our own. Often set in Victorian periods or worlds totally dedicated to steam power, the genre has seen some interesting influence and wonderful movies, stories and music appear based around the idea of steam or spring powered technology. Air ships fly the skies, science is conducted with analog computers rather than the modern PC of today, weapons are made from springs and cogs and powered by steam. If things had taken a different turn during the Victorian period, the modern world could easily be similar to this!
As for fashion Steampunks tend to wear Victorian style clothing but with a modern industrial influence. Womenswear tends to consist of ruffled and layered skirts, corsets and blouses or shirts while men have baggy pirate style trousers, shirts and waistcoats. Colour themes revolve around browns, blacks, creams, gold and white, and the more brass accessories the better! Many people have taken to making their own jewellery and gadgets to complement these fantastic outfits, but if you aren't a wizard in the workshop, don't fret! Alchemy are here to save the day!
Alchemy Gothic have released a brilliant range of steampunk inspired jewellery all available on the Rocky Horrors website today, plus free delivery! Here's an example of some of the beautiful Victorian-esque pieces we are stocking.
Even famous Steampunk Band Abney Park are wearing it!