fashion brand MIDNIGHT STUDIOS presented the Spring-Summer 2023 collection during the just-concluded New York Fashion Week. For the season, designer Shane Gonzales presents And love said no collection in collaboration with iconic gothic rock band HIM As a brand rooted in music and youth culture, Midnight Studios’ new collection pays homage to rock n’ roll’s evocation of emotion, blending romance and heartbreak with hard-hitting heavy metal melodies.
MEN’S SPRING SUMMER 2023 COLLECTIONS
Music is a constant source of inspiration in my design. 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. – Shane Gonzales
Spring/Summer 2023 sees the continuation of Midnight Studios tailoring codes with suits that include pagoda-shouldered jackets complemented by exaggerated wide-leg pants. Classic Doc Marten boots are paired with oversized ponchos and chunky knit sweatpants. A matching calfskin trucker jacket and pant set covered in a layer of delicate tulle represents the romance of the lyrics that transcend the dark, soulful sounds of metal synonymous with HIM’s music. – midnight studios
HIM’s iconic HEARTAGRAM logo is seen throughout the collection, reimagined through the lens of Midnight Studios. The brand’s signature Boombox bag returns this season in the collection’s primary colours, onyx and pearl, with the Heartagram motif printed on the leather. The silk scarves feature hand-drawn artwork, juxtaposing the delicate fabric with bondage belt artwork. Tight-fitting, graphic shirts offer a second skin reproducing tattoos. – midnight studios