I hate milk, but watching Daniel Silverstain’s models drinking milk makes me lick my lips, and listening to the milky mantra “milk is good for your bones” almost makes me believe such nonsense. His latest Spring Summer 2013 collection Pantherbone was inspired by biomimicry art, the work of Walton Ford, human anatomy illustration and sci-fi movies from the 60’s. This season’s focus is about comfort, science, and illusions of body shapes; exaggerated silhouettes of the woman’s figure blend with animalistic bone and muscle structure. Combining materials such as hi-tech neoprenes and power mash, next to handmade machine knit and jacquard, we see wonky silhouettes — are shoulder pads back again? — but also dainty patterns and body-con dresses, skirts and tops. The collection is executed in delicate fabrics and monochromatic colors, mainly white and beige. Gelatin hair might deem MK Olsen’s questionable coif acceptable (sorry HuffPo). We like it weird.
Designed by Daniel Silverstain www.danielsilverstain.com
Video by Xander Robin
Hair & Make Up by Mark Anthony Edio
Models Alli Nagode & Heather Rauscher
Photography by Nir Arieli