This season, Midnight Studios revisits Shane’s love for the punk era and pays homage to the Sex Pistols in a collaborative effort with Steve Emberton, the photographer whose works capture the anarchist lifestyle of the late 70’s. Throughout the collection are portraits of Sid and Nancy, punk rock’s darling couple. The clothes themselves invoke Jun Takahashi, who once played in a punk-rock band named ‘The Tokyo Sex Pistols’ and launched his career producing similar graphic tees in his youth. Like Jun, Shane has also commented on the importance of Vivienne Westwood (the creator of the original Sex Pistols band tees) to his creativity. Perhaps soon we’ll see Midnight Studios follow Undercover’s route and expand to the runway– something Shane describes as the ultimate goal for his label. In any case, with this collection, Gonzales has readily secured his place in the lineage of punk designers.
Adhering to the punk aesthetic, RSVP decides to reject all rules for this editorial. Take a look at our DIY approach to Midnight Studios A/W’15.