Daniel Villareal is a designer from Chicago, a one-time reality TV star and sex blogger, a coffee enthusiast, and a resident of New York City. He is a graduate of architecture, and came to New York to find a niche somewhere between architecture and fashion. As a student, Cristobal Balenciaga’s vision of a woman resonated with him and influenced his understanding of form and structure. His sense of style is a fascinating play on gender and theatrics, with unexpected touches of restraint. He barely wears any jewelry, and the night I met him, he wore a women’s fully-sequined sweater in reverse, for a less garish sparkle. Daniel takes inspiration from the forgotten, the details of everyday life that go unnoticed, and the things that are left unsaid.