Love Your Mind
Since last working together what have you been unto?
Since our previous collaboration, I’ve been working a lot on my brand called Mauvais Garcon. It’s awesome because I get to do it with my best friend Matthew Barrios and it’s all surrounding Mental Health. Y’all would dig it!
What was it like to get an entire apparel collection with Stance?
To be honest, unreal. I’ve always been a big fan of Stance as a company and ethos so getting a sock last year was a dream come true. An entire collection brought me to tears. Truly grateful for Stance believing in me..
Where did the inspiration for the collection come from?
From the graphic perspective, it was a way to let people know around the world to love their minds. Literally. We’re taught to always check up on others and turn the other and what not but it’s not talked about enough to just stand still and check on yourself. See how your mind is doing. That’s what love your mind is about. Making time for yourself.
We worked with 2 of your friends on the creative shoot for your collection. Can you tell us about Lawrence, and Gabby and why you chose them to be a part of this project?
Lawrence Castro was one of the first people I met here back in 2018. His energy and all around charisma is something you feed off of. I had the honor of mentoring him in design and he’s flourished into an incredible creative and a mental health advocate. With Gabby, we got connected through the mental health community and have worked together on some projects! To see what she has done with the ThoughtsMayVary podcast has been beautiful and excited for what’s to come for them. I love my friends!!
What is ahead for Christian Gonzalez?
What’s next for me? More traveling hopefully. Working on something special for Mauvais Garcon for August. Aim to do more murals! Did my first one with Lawrence in January and it was sick!
Where can our audience find out more about you?
You can find me on IG @badboypapi or on my site, www.badboypapi.com