This is a terrific announcement for the Decimononic crew: we are going to attend the 21st Wave Gotik Treffen as vendors, which means that a vast array of Steampunk-inspired fine jewelry is going to be at your fingertips. Go on reading!
1.- Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT)
Just in case you have never heard about Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT) let us clarify that it is the festival for ‘dark’ music and arts, gathering 18,000 to 20,000 regular attendants. Held on the German holiday weekend of Pfingsten (Pentecost or Whitsun in English), it takes place in Leipzig (Germany) every year since 1992.
The festival program includes more than 150 bands playing life at several venues throughout the city and a neverending complementary cultural agenda: late-night parties with top-name DJs, music albums and film premieres, literary readings, artist signing events and quite a lot of others.
Want to know more? We invite you to visit the official website of the event of the excellent unofficial guide mantained by Sadgoth.
2.- Steampunk & Goth: Steamgoth rising!
The amazing Victorian picnic has been promoted by the ‘Mistress of Fantasy’ Viona Ielegems since 2008 and WGT welcomes Romantic Goth, Neovictorianism and, naturally, Steampunk. Not in vain Goth subculture amalgamates a plethora of different aesthetic sensibilities and expressions: from punk-rock to industrial, from folk to metal… in this context of constant evolution, old and new influences merge enriching the community.
Are you wondering if there is any link between the Goth subculture and Steampunk? From our point of view, its seems so. In fact, ‘brown is the new black’ has been mentioned quite often as the motto of goths turned steampunk. This does not seem to be a coincidence.
The British writer James Richardson-Brown baptized the fusion of the Steampunk principles and the dark sensibility of Goth as Steamgoth, giving shape to a new manifestation:
‘Steamgoth is a far darker view of the steampunk world. Whereas steampunk can often be said to be science fiction set in an alternative Victorian-era world, Steamgoth would be horror set in that same world’.
May this video offer an accurate perspective on the Steamgoth aesthetics?
Are you interested in Steampunk? Just look around at WGT and you will find it without much difficulty. Besides, Abney Park, one of the best known bands of the Steampunk scene, has been confirmed for 2013… Steampunk is gaining prominence at WGT!
3.- Decimononic: Steampunk inspired jewelry at Wave Gotik Treffen 2013
WGT has always been an amazing chance to go shopping. The main market is located in the AGRA fairground and it runs the entire duration of the festival. This venue has capacity for 10,000 people, turning this market into the largest one for the goth community anywhere in the world.
Decimononic is going to have a humble stall of 4 square meters. We know that this is a small space, but we can guarantee that it will have plenty of beautiful fine jewelry available for your delight. We are willing to assist you to discover meaningful jewels conceived to empower you: be unique, be singular.
So, have you been looking for Steampunk jewelry at WGT? Would you like to browse around our retrofuturistic inspired creations? Do not hesitate to seize this opportunity to go back home with some artisan fine jewelry pieces made in Spain!
Photo and editing: Gina Roma Photography | Model: Danu Lopez | MUA: Sofia Sicilia Gomez & Alassie | Wardrobe: El Costurero Real | Atrezzo: Felix Googles and La Cámara del Alquimista | Fine jewelry: Decimononic | Assistants: Juanma Zoombie & Carlos Galant