All aboard the Steampunk train
Steampunk is one of the more unusual trends forecast to hit the runway this season. Did you ever imagine you'd be wearing a century old literary genre? No us neither.
Inspired by fantasy authors such as H.G Wells and Jules Verne, what Steampunk brings to the AW13 table is a mad mix of Victoriana and Sci-fi influence. This form of "retro-futurism" may seem an unlikely hit, but insiders predict it will be a huge trend, having slowly inched onto the radar during the last few years. Want to know what you’re going to be wearing next season? Take a look at these:
Whilst the trend is forecast to hit in the AW13 collections at fashion week next week, some designers are ahead of the game. Anna Sui's SS13 collection, for example, delivered more than a dose of Steampunk. The line featured a strong gothic vibe with its use of dark colours and lace, juxtaposed with futuristic elements such as cat-ear hats and technicolour hair: