It’s no secret that Midnight Studios’ founder Shane Gonzales is a huge fan of punk. Just one look at his DIY-inspired collections and you can tell the 20-year-old designer has been highly influenced by the style and spirit of the genre, specially the 1970s era.
But how does the L.A.-based creative incorporate that old-school style into a collection that is relevant today? How does he update that rebellious spirit without compromising its authenticity?
In a new video presented by Hypebeast, we get a closer look at Gonzales’ design influences and methods—exploring everything from how he legally obtained images of punk legends to how growing up on Fairfax impacted his style to constantly surrounding himself with like-minded creatives.
You can check out the full video above.