Fashion’s Biggest Trend in 2013-2015 (as Predicted by IBM)? Steampunk

Castle. Steampunk arm by Thomas Willeford.

Steampunk, a jubilee of Victorian conform and technology, started off as a subgenre of scholarship novella writing and has developed into a conform transformation for people who like corsetry, tip hats, and slot watches. (And who doesn’t?) It’s staid to mangle by into a bone-fide conform trend in 2013. But I’m not only observant it since we like it. Actually, I’m quoting…IBM, that calls steampunk a “New Retail Trend in a Making.”

According to an IBM press release, “’Steampunk,’ a sub-genre desirous by a clothing, record and amicable mores of Victorian society, will be a vital trend to burble up, and take hold, of a sell industry. Major conform labels, accessories providers and valuables makers are approaching to confederate a steampunk cultured into their designs in a entrance year…

“During a subsequent dual years, [emphasis mine] IBM predicts that steampunk will change from low production, high cost “craft” prolongation to mass production.”

So how did IBM eschew business machines to turn a actor in a universe of conform trend forecasting? It didn’t. IBM has done this prediction “[b]ased on an research of some-more than a half million open posts on summary boards, blogs, amicable media sites and news sources.” This project–one that marks online data–is partial of IBM’s amicable view index that reveals open opinion and trends.

Now interjection to IBM, we can exhibit in steampunk tidbits such as these:

- 63% of people who trigger conversations about steampunk conform are younger than 30.

- 33% of conversations about steampunk conform are found on gaming sites. [Note: we assume this is in partial to games like Dishonored and a upcoming Bioshock Infinite.]

- The amicable network for steampunk enthusiasts is Twitter, that has 6 times some-more steampunk discuss than Facebook.


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