Originally Posted by RCG Tiburon
It's hard, really hard. First off because steam punk never really existed, and it's a small genre compared to many other "aesthetics" (sci-fi, fantasy, etc). Not to mention the fact that steampunk itself is a blend of Victorian Sci-Fi, so people tend to focus more on the Victorian aspect and ignore what differentiates steam punk from "Victorian inspired fashions" (I don't know either, FYI).
Off the top of my head, the only real way to translate it into an actual, wearable aesthetic (wearable is a loose term here, but if people can walk out onto the streets in GothNinja style then I think we can be lenient on what is wearable) it would combine Victorian influences with a touch of WWII inspired influences (not military, but think of flight jackets and what pilots would wear).
The closest example of this I can think of is Steamboy. I haven't watched it, but I've seen enough of the trailers/pictures to be able to get a sense of feel for the aesthetic.
And also, I think that Margiela
would be able to tackle such an aesthetic. I can kind of see it there, in terms of color schemes (Earth-y colors) and a sort of worn in look that I believe is vital to a steampunk aesthetic
Most of all though, all "attempts" I've seen are more along the lines of cosplay and costume than actual outfits, so, IDK.
Originally Posted by LA Guy
I've thought about this, and can't really think of a candidate who would fit, and also be willing to put in the time. I like Sydney's in TO, but the online stock is limited, and really, it's either brands already represented (like Bblessing), or niche Japanese and Italian stuff (like Julius and Ann Demeulemeester.) If you guys have any suggestions, PM me. I am more than willing. The one stipulations is that I'd have to be able to talk to someone with decision making processes, directly.
Yeah to be honest, I can't think of any stores I know of. But one thing I've noticed is that new Affiliates tend to be stores that several members already know of, and have good relationships with the owners/good experience shopping there, and that becoming an Affiliate just felt like a natural progression.
I'm tired of the term "SF-approved". I use it non-seriously, but it's also the only term I can think of to describe all the brands that get love on SF (W+H, EG, Krane, BoO, WWM, etc, you know what I'm talking about).
But I think a lot of members use the "approved" part of the phrase too seriously so from now on I'll say "SF-Affiliate brands".