You’d be hard-pressed to find another 24-year-old with as much experience in fashion and design as Philip Post, the founder of Dertbag. His career began at the tender age of 13, a period where most middle schoolers are more concerned with acne than art. Since then, Post has had a successful career, receiving recognition from his teenage idols like Kanye West and Tyler, the Creator, participating in New York Fashion Week and earning accolades from publications like The Fader. Surely, if the teenage Post could meet the man that he is today, he would be proud.
Post has remained successful because he has never forsaken the childlike curiosity that imbues his creative works. While other designers have been quick to jump on trends and appeal to fads, Dertbag has always remained an extension of Post’s personality—an uncompromising project of pure unadulterated, youthful energy. Now, working out of his studio and atelier in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Post continues to experiment with the T-shirt as a canvas, reorienting clothing from culture to art.