Fashion brand MIDNIGHT STUDIOS presented the Spring Summer 2023 Collection during the recently finished New York Fashion Week. For the season, designer Shane Gonzales introduces And Love Said No collection in collaboration with with iconic goth rock band H.I.M. As a brand with roots 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.
Music is a constant source of inspiration in my design. H.I.M. has always been one of my favorite bands I’ve looked back to time and time again. To be able to work with them on an entirely 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 suiting that features jackets with Pagoda shoulders complimented by exaggerated, wide leg trousers. Classic Doc Marten boots are seen paired with oversized ponchos and lounge pants in heavyweight knit. A matching calfskin leather trucker jacket and trouser set covered in a layer of delicate tulle, represents the romance of lyrics that transcend into the dark, melancholic sounds of metal synonymous with H.I.M.’s music. – from Midnight Studios
H.I.M.’s iconic HEARTAGRAM logo can be seen throughout the collection, reimagined through the lens of Midnight Studios. The brand’s signature Boombox bag returns, this season in the primary collection colors, onyx and pearl, with the Heartagram pattern printed onto the leather. Silk scarves feature hand drawn artwork, juxtaposing the delicate fabric with bondage belt illustrations. Body hugging, graphic shirts provide a second skin replicating tattoos. – from Midnight Studios