This is something very unusual for New York Fashion Week, but I managed to see the same show twice last week. First thing in the morning on the day #0 of New York Fashion Week, I attended a show by New-York-based designer Daniel Silverstain. That night, the models walked wearing his collection at the GEN ART show. The funny thing is that I didn’t know about this coincidence until one of my Periscope followers asked who one of the designers presenting that night was. I took a precise look at the pieces and figured that – yes! – It was totally Daniel Silverstain style!
The “Rendez-vous à Montréal” collection is all about futuristic silhouettes, mix of metal and primary colors, and edgy stripes. Regardless of its architectural design and sci-fi vibe, Silverstain’s collection contains many ethnic references and creates a sophisticated yet comfortable look. I would add that it’s a truly universal line as I can imagine a woman of any ethnic background and age wearing those pieces.
Inspiration: In the interview to Style Sprinter blog, Daniel Silverstain explained what inspired him to create his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. “The collection was inspired by Expo 67. It was the biggest and the most famous world fair in Montreal. It reshaped the entire city as people arrived there from all over the world. This fair was all about presenting new technology to people and that’s exactly what I am about. I love playing with futuristic points of view and thought it was a perfect time to introduce it.”
Trend Alert: Plaids, red color, clean white overalls, metallic jackets, and tons of stripes.
If I had to pick just one look that I loved the most, it would be a white structured dress decorated with bright but elegant stripes. I was also inspired by the use of red blocks highlighting the neck and waist of the dresses and tops. The same goes for futuristic dresses with asymmetric skirt design and pleated details presented in the collection.
Photo Credit: DanielSilverstain.com