It has just been recently. That I found out about this frankly strange (to me at least) trend called Steampunk*. But to each his /her own right?
a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.“if you like steampunk, this is a great book for you”
a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction.“the essence of steampunk is homage to vintage fashion with a modern, sassy twist