IBM Predicts Steampunk Will Be The Major Fashion Trend Of 2013

IBM Predicts Steampunk Will Be The Major Fashion Trend Of 2013
technology

The tech company has attempted to use only social media and online chatter as a way to predict cultural fluctuations -- but is their method sound?

Emma Hutchings
  • 17 january 2013

Although IBM isn’t a brand known for its fashion sense, the company has predicted that fashion will take a retro-futuristic trend in 2013, with Steampunk being a major inspiration for brands. IBM made the prediction after measuring social sentiment and finding lots of chatter around the sub-genre, which is inspired by the clothing and technology of Victorian society.

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