Shane Gonzales’ MIDNIGHT STUDIOS brand has been invested in music since its inception in 2014 and with each collection comes a new layer of wonder. Unveiled at NYFW, the brand’s latest collection for Spring/Summer 2023 illustrates the great evolution of rock and roll emotion.
In collaboration with gothic rock band HIM, the “And Love Said No” collection showcases an array of rock-inspired elements on streetwear-focused tailoring. The collection features varsity jackets, denim co-ords, sweaters, oversized button-down shirts, casual pants and more featuring HIM’s HEARTAGRAM logo and butterfly graphics. Introducing tailored sartorial notes, jackets with pagoda shoulders are paired with wide trousers. Highlights of the collection include a black leather coat, casual yet refined suits and slightly oversized jackets.
“Music is a constant source of inspiration in my design,” Gonzales said. “HIM has always been one of my favorite bands that I’ve watched over and over again. Being able to work with them on a whole new level makes this collection really personal and special to me.
Elsewhere in the collection are more casual garments like sweatpants, hoodies and oversized ponchos with rock graphic detailing. Although the collection is dipped in shades of black, white, red, gray and beige, there are subtle hints of highlighter pink. The collection is completed with the brand’s signature Boombox bag and silk scarves.
Check out the gallery above for a preview of the collection.
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