Wake up in the morning to the French horns, you are transported to a military institution where the students work throughout the various forms of hazing and punishments. It ultimately shapes who they are as people and their uniforms reflect the physical constriction of losing individuality to subjection through unique and absurd punishments. The intention being the wearer is both bound and subjected, while also becoming more confident and the cycle repeats.
Dante Villalobos is a fashion design student at the school of the art institute of Chicago, raised in El Paso Texas, he values his upbringing in the desert landscape credits both his region and culture as crucial to his work.
His work draws from his personal experiences and imagination. He explores the transformative powers of fashion and how through experiences and imagination a wearer can briefly share the same imagination and experiences.