For our latest installment of Essentials, we catch up with MIDNIGHT STUDIOS founder Shane Gonzales. Starting his label at just 19 years of age, Gonzales found early success with support from figures such as A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti. As his brand has grown rapidly over the years, the designer recently took advantage of the pandemic-induced lull to go on a short hiatus, taking the time to restructure and charter a new direction for the label.

After returning earlier this year to showcase his Season 0 collection titled “WELCOME TO THE MACHINE” at the iconic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, Gonzales is now back in full force as he looks to push forward with a three-pronged approach via MIDNIGHT STUDIOS, MIDNIGHT ART DEPT., and Midnight Rave. Without further adieu, follow us below as the designer shares what he’s been keeping with him on the daily, offers a glimpse at future collaborations, and dives into his vision for the next chapter of MIDNIGHT STUDIOS.

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