What does designing clothes mean to you?
Dylan: Designing clothes gives me the opportunity to create my vision of beauty. It’s much more than fabric and stitches. It’s my entire soul.
Where in the city do you find inspiration?
Dylan: I find inspiration in everything, from the architecture of Chicago to the beautiful parks in the summertime. I love going to the various museums for inspiration. Each time I go I pick a different exhibit and draw a different collection from it.
Are you guys dating?
Dylan: We have been dating for about seven months. We met at Berlin [nightclub], and we were both wearing platforms and a full face of makeup, so naturally everything just fell into place.
How does it feel to be wearing a design made by Dylan?
Jorge: I feel very lucky wearing Dylan’s designs. He is really talented and I feel like I’m wearing items that are next level.
How do you dress to impress?
Jorge: Dressing to impress involves confidence and a daring spirit. By having confidence in what you wear and really committing to your look you can impress anyone.
What are you wearing for this Valentine’s Day?
Dylan: We’re going to a luxe sushi restaurant, so I plan on wearing something elegant and vintage, probably my red lace dress with an antique compact clutch Jorge got me for Christmas.
Jorge: For dinner, I plan on wearing something more demure, possibly involving my vintage Dior hat. And for the night out, I plan on going extreme.
—Photo and interview by Isa Giallorenzo