Steampunk is the science fiction of the steam age, re-imagined with the advantage of modern hindsight. Drawing upon the wealth of historical technology and the scientific fantasies of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Following in the footsteps of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, steampunk authors blend history, science and imagination into a world of wonder that might have been. This movement served as my inspiration for designing this ultimate Rock Star look for Style X (an event taking place at the SXSW annual music conference in Austin TX) .
In its second year the SXSW music conference has expanded into the fashion market pairing hip brands and designers with the top musical acts from around the world attending this annual conference. My design highlights an underground movement known as "Steampunk" that has started to explode with new creative and inventive sounds, not to mention unbelievable fashions. What is old is new again with a clever juxtaposition of old world sounds, international beats, a modern edgyness all colliding in this new exciting genre.