Silversärk began in 2005 as a way to bring the aesthetics of Japanese Street Fashion to a Western market, which has since expanded to include many kinds of alternative fashion, from Steampunk to Gothic to Avant Garde and High Fashion. Over the past several years, Silversärk has gained notoriety in the Midwest for distinctive textiles, design, detailing, and tailoring. Taking historic fashion to the mainstream by using contemporary silhouettes and textiles, Silversärk garments are one-of-a-kind designs with modern comfort and function in mind.
Stephanie Schultz was the 10th Artist in Residence at the Pfister Hotel (2018-2019,) creating a collection based on the hotel’s Victorian Art Collection. She also used digitally printed textiles of photos she took around the hotel to make scarves, shawls, and ties, providing clients with exclusive garments.
Stephanie has had her work featured on PBS, Wisconsin Public Television, TMJ4's The Morning Blend, Fox 6 Wake Up! and The Real Milwaukee, as well as local publications M Magazine, Milwaukee County Post, WTMJ, and The Shepherd Express. Silversärk ensembles have also been on exhibit at the Osh Kosh Public Museum and the Racine Art Museum, as well as numerous editorials in art and fashion magazines nationwide.
Midwest-Made with a Historical High Fashion Touch
Stephanie Schultz is a Wisconsin born and raised artist specializing in high fashion clothing inspired by historical dress. Driven by her desire to incorporate old techniques with new technology, SIlversärk garments have a special familiarity about them with a uniquely modern flourish. Contemporary designers such as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Anna Sui, Gareth Pugh and Zuhair Murad all stimulate Stephanie’s interest in couture.