Rooted in hip-hop, rock, surf and skate, Fang Gang is all about debauchery and crazy times. Hollering about always “doin’ cool shit”, the Gang has come a long way. We speak to designer Timmi about the hustle.
INTERVIEW: DAVID BOBIS / PHOTOGRAPHY: @BLAKESMITH_
What’s Fang Gang all about?
Mumma always wanted me to join a gang so I did one better and went and started my own gang. Fang Gang is for the children. Fang Gang has soaked up every bit of realness this country has to offer from Fitzroy to Noosa, the city to the beach, surfwear, streetwear - whatever you want to call it, the gang’s doin’ it. The gang is homegrown dope produce, roots n’ all baby! This country’s doin’ its own thing nowadays and we got our own rad products and brands to offer the rest of the world now!
How did you guys start?
Unlike most gangs, Fang Gang wasn’t funded by laundered drug money. After years workin’ as a grom in skate, surf and streetwear stores, we grew into designing for other labels on the market, and then the time came to start the Gang. In 2012 after leaving Fitzroy back up the East Coast to Byron Bay, the first Gang tees were designed in the garage. 3 prints, all the gang detailing that exists today and a website was built.
"Streetwear, fashion, it’s a tough hustle full stop. You gotta have the love and passion, if you got that, you’ll be fine."
Biggest challenges starting off:
Streetwear, fashion, it’s a tough hustle full stop. You gotta have the love and passion, if you got that, you’ll be fine. It’s a long haul kids but just like Jay-Z said, “The genius thing we did was, we never gave up’, so stay true to you and you only. Then get yo ass out there and hustle! Hustle hard.
Biggest challenges today:
Like a rapper waitin’ for his record contract, the gang ain’t gonna stop producing dope shit. Shout out to anyone running a legit agency that wants to represent the gang, we always open to new distribution deals yo!