The Steampunk movement, which was founded in England in the 19th century and expresses the science fiction universe, became a source of inspiration for fashion designers from Izmir University of Economics. Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Head of Department of Textile and Fashion Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), and Lecturer Jörn Fröhlich, who went to Óbuda University in Hungary to teach 18 students, inspired by Steampunk, designed clothes and accessories with young people. Approximately 20 works prepared were presented to art lovers at the exhibition in Hungary.
Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır and Jörn Fröhlich from IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Textile and Fashion Design, stayed for 5 days in Hungary, where they went as part of Erasmus course mobility. Eighteen Hungarian students studying at Óbuda University were informed on many subjects such as the history of the Steampunk movement, how it emerged and what it contains, and workshops were held.
CHAINS, KEYS AND GEARS
Prof. Dr. Adanır and Jörn Fröhlich prepared clothes and accessories with students in Hungary at the end of the training. Cogs, gears, chains, keys and various metal parts were used in the designs. The clothes and accessories exhibited at Óbuda University were also appreciated by art lovers.
ALSO EXISTS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS
Stating that the Steampunk movement also showed itself in different fields such as literature, film and television, Prof. Dr. Adanır said, “Steampunk intersects the steam engines included in the production process after the industrial revolution in England and the formal features of the 19th century Victorian Period on a design scale. Steampunk also refers to an alternative science fiction universe. In our stay in Hungary, we designed and showcased Steampunk-style clothing with 18 students.”
WE WILL CONTINUE PROJECTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Emphasizing that the students who took part in all stages of the project gained the ability to cooperate between different disciplines while developing their manual skills, IUE Lecturer Jörn Fröhlich said, “These studies allowed students to develop themselves in communication and leadership skills. We would like to thank Óbuda University for their interest and support. We aim to continue such studies in different countries in the coming period.”