SILPHIUM STUDIO is a one-person operation out of Brooklyn, New York. The STUDIO emphasizes re-worked vintage and antique materials as well as natural fibers and dye processes.

The line was born out of the designer’s affinity for objects and our abiding relationship to them; the manner with which we conjure memory and attach sentimentality. SILPHIUM is a project in care, endurance and ephemera.

With no formal background in fashion, Onea Clare, has gone on to work for brands such as The Webster, Off Hours, Totokaelo and Need Supply. Born and raised in Manhattan, Onea is now based out of her Brooklyn apartment and studio.



Silphium was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning, perfume, as an aphrodisiac, or as a medicine. It is also thought to be one of the first known forms of contraceptive by ancient Greeks and Romans.