Shane Gonzales is the definition of “wise beyond his years.” The young mind behind Midnight Studios has crafted a thoroughly modern label that fuses the best elements of brands like Undercover, Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood while advancing those elements for today’s fashion-obsessed youth. But designing isn’t the only thing Gonzales has on his resume; collaborating with Off-White’s Virgil Abloh and A$AP Rocky’s mysterious AWGE collective are just a few highlights in an already impressive career. Read our candid and insightful exchange with the somewhat enigmatic designer and shop his jaw-dropping personal archive of pieces that have influenced his signature blend of punk, streetwear and modern art.

Photography by Jeremy Gonzales.