Landon Barker talks about his boohooMAN collab, fashion and what’s next
It’s no surprise that Landon Barker describes his personal style as a mix of rock and high fashion. The 18-year-old (and son of drummer and NYLON cover star Travis Barker)’s interest in clothes began at a young age, with his earliest memories involving wearing the exact same pair of pants every day. – “I hated other people’s cuts,” recalls Barker — and wishing he could wear trendier outfits beyond the kids’ section of a store. ‘fit men’s sizes, I’m going to have the best style ever,'” he told NYLON.
Now, not only is Barker pursuing a career in music, but her fashion star is riding with her, from modeling gigs on the catwalks to a new collab with BoohooMAN, set to drop on Wednesday, June 15. “They gave me creative direction, and I was totally able to do it ‘me,'” Barker says during a Zoom call. “The inspiration was really how much I love fashion and how I dress on a daily basis.”
The 40-piece collection, which ranges in price from $19 to $67, is packed with stage-ready looks that could easily be seen on Barker’s peers and rockstar icons. (He previously worked with Machine Gun Kelly, making his official musical debut on “Die In California”, a track from the album General public sale which he also wrote himself.) Denim features gothic-inspired accents, velvet or rhinestone embellishments, while oversized silhouettes are distressed with added fringe and chains. The color red also dominates the selection, from bright matching suits and sets to graphic outerwear, shorts and tees.
When it comes to Barker’s favorite wardrobe pieces today, designer names like Raf Simons, Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana come to mind, as well as her constant rotation of jewelry, including a necklace that he claims he hasn’t removed since he was 10, changing his eight ear piercings and “lots of pearls, lots of money”.
During our conversation, Barker also recalls having his own clothing brand when he was very young. “I’ve dropped collections with it,” he adds. “It wasn’t very serious but it was a lot of fun.” While his latest fashion collaboration certainly brought back memories, focusing on music comes first, especially lately as he plans to release new solo projects this summer.
“I would create a brand, sure, but it’s definitely something you have to be 100% invested in or it won’t really work,” he says. “But I want to go down that road eventually and I’m going to work really hard on that when that happens because I think the music and the clothes connect really well.”
Discover Landon Barker’s collab with boohooMAN and shop the collection online at boohooMAN.com on Wednesday June 15th.