The Steampunk trend started in the 1980s but is most commonly seen in science fiction themed films, its becoming more common as a subculture and some people adapt there way of life and consider there self ‘Neo- victoriansm’ they modify there clothes, home furniture, personal style and music/film taste. There Outfits have no guidelines, but mostly resemble modern styles influenced by the Victorian era.

Steampunk inspired outfits tend to include either: time pieces, aircraft goggles, and ray guns but also occasionally modern items are used, after been modified to look like there from the victorian era, Steam punk fashion has become more mainstream and is seen responsible for the ‘Romantic goth Subculture’ . I enjoy the combination of both machinery and fashion. Thomas Willeford; Designer, Artist, Writer and maker of steampunk, is very well known for the ‘Arm’ he created out of machinery Image

Steam punk was also heavily fueled by Military style garments, tailored suits, coats, vests and of course top hats.

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With the first mention of my end of college FMP (final major project) it was a clever decision that my first initial starting place was London, London was the place to be to refresh my memory, renew my mind and learn new things regarding whats happening with fabrics and what the current/ new trends are on the London streets.

I visited many Gallery’s whilst i was in London but my favorites were The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House, Where i viewed the ‘Becoming Picasso’ Exhibition and then the ICA where i viewed Juergen Tellers ‘WOO’ Photography exhibition, the wide range of fashion, portraiture and mostly nude pictures were impressive. Also very shocking  when a  print the size of a billboard of Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, completely nude  Dominated a plain white room with nothing more than a women standing in the corner as a sort of security,  i considered his photography to be absolutely beautiful and was stunned by the amount of designers and labels hes photographed for. later browsing the street trends on brick lane and collecting a few fabric samples from SOHO i was feeling excited to review my research and further explore using WGSN to secure a clear theme, also what area i wanted to base the project, with it been design or styling.

Below ive posted a few pictures from my trip!