Brendan Fowler Shares His Views on the DIY Movement & Youth Culture

“Kids are having sub-cultural experiences and freaking out about making music and connecting with other kids.”

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Los Angeles creative mastermind, designer and overall jack of all trades Brendan Fowler sits down with SSENSE to break down his DIY approach, the Election Reform! movement he birthed and more. Having made waves earlier this year with his collaborative efforts alongside New York City’s Eckhaus Latta and a joint collection with Off-White, Fowler has plenty to talk about for his exchange with Arthur Bray.

“Whether that’s indie rock, backpack hip-hop, or experimental noise, kids are having subcultural experiences and freaking out about making music and connecting with other kids,” Fowler explains, explaining what motivates today’s youth and this generation’s DIY ethos. “Instead of releasing a record, they’ll upload on SoundCloud and create merchandise. This has given DIY culture a new spirit.”

Nearly 40-years-old, Fowler has had plenty of experience in all disciplines of art. From music to fashion, he’s always been on the experimental cutting edge of contemporary trends and forces. “Youth culture is all Cali and I know. We’re forever stuck in the age that we were when we got psyched on doing things creatively.”

Head on over to SSENSE to read the interview in its entirety. For more, check out our recent behind-the-scenes look at Fowler and and Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s Some Ware showcase in Paris.

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