Instructor Spotlight: Daniel Silverstain

Daniel Silverstain, a former musician and record artist from Israel, discovered his passion for design on a trip to India where he practiced in knitting, screen-printing, and jewelry making. Daniel began his design career in Israel 2007, serving as the Visual Merchandise Director for the Israeli branch of popular label KEDS. In 2009 Daniel moved to New York in order to complete his studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While still an undergraduate, Daniel was selected to collaborate with the Danish-based fashion label Muuse, a fashion group that partners with emerging young designers from around the world to produce their collections and sell them to the public. Early in his career, Daniel worked with the design teams of renowned fashion brands such as 3.1 Philip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection, and Elie Tahari.

Prof. Daniel Silverstain teaches:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure     
HSX 084 Designing a Fashion Mini-Collection
JSX 013 Fashion Art: Faces and Figures 

Teaching Philosophy:
Fashion should be fun and inspiring. I believe working and doing what you love makes you feel like you are not working at all – I would love my students to experience just that. I like encouraging my students to feel inspired and create what they truly love. My job is to give each student the tools and skills that will enable them to achieve their dreams.
Industry Experience:
  • New York Fashion Week / Paris Fashion Week / Creative Director at KEDS / Designer at Calvin Klein Collection / Designer at Phillip Lim / Genart Fresh Faces Winner / Vogue Italia and Muuse Most Promising Designer.
  • In 2013, Daniel was recognized by the CFDA “for his outstanding achievement in Womenswear Design”, and awarded a member of the CFDA+.
  • Daniel has dressed top international artists such as Solange, Halsey, Michelle Monoghan, and Lady Gaga, was selected by Refinery 29 as one of the “8 new designers to bet on in 2015”, and Chosen by Marie Claire as one of the “Best Emerging Designers for 2016”.
  • Most Recently, Daniel was selected to participate in the 20th Anniversary of GEN ART – Fresh Faces during New York Fashion Week, and was awarded by leading industry professionals as the winner of the Incubator Award with Gen Art.

 

 

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