"An epic struggle between innocent angels and menacing demons" plays out in Daniel Silverstein's fall collection, with the Gothic theme elegantly articulated in the designer's custom prints. Based on an illustration created with frequent collaborator Kayleigh Martin, the prints depict landscapes that have captured artists' imaginations for centuries: Heaven and Hell.

The otherworldly imagery makes for spellbinding designs, but anyone who's ever met Silverstein will tell you he radiates far more light than dark. Follow him on Instagram, and you'll see him staging a fashion show to raise funds for cancer research, playing host to the American Sewing Guild in his studio, designing t-shirts to benefit New York's Save the Garment Center campaign, sharing his expertise with students, and speaking at a fundraiser for the Jersey Battered Women's Service (with his mom on his arm). And, of course, there's the fact that he's dedicated his career to promoting responsible American manufacturing and pioneering zero-waste fashion design.

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To frame it another way, one might say that Silverstein possesses qualities like kindness, diligence, charity and humility–all ranked among the Seven Heavenly Virtues–in spades. So where is the part of him that inspired all of this season's ghoulish glamour? Glimpse the designer's devilish side as he details his Seven Deadly Sins in this fill-in-the-blanks-style confession.

The current object of my desire is... a new tattoo.

My binge food is... potato chips. I can have... a family sized bag one sitting.

There’s no such thing as too many... shoes.

You'll never lure me out of bed... if there's no coffee.

Waste ...brings out my inner Solange-in-the-elevator.

I’d kill for... straight hair.

At the risk of sounding like Kanye, I’m the greatest... at impressions.