There's really no denying that streetwear has become what it was initially meant to stray away from, mainstream. Now thanks to guys like Virgil Abloh and his OFF-WHITE label, it is socially acceptable to wear ripped jeans, sneakers, and a hoodie to what were once suit and tie affairs.

In a new interview with GQ, Virgil touches a bit on the transition of fashion, saying “There was couture. And then there was Yves Saint Laurent. Like, ‘Hey, news flash: No one wears these clothes.’ So here comes ready-to-wear. And now: streetwear. These days a hoodie is pretty much the new suit jacket."

For that, Abloh goes on to describe his target customers for OFF-WHITE as the girl who wears Céline and the guy who wears Supreme. "They're together and they share a closet," he adds.

Virgil isn't just making graphic T-shirts these days, however. “Now I make a high heel that’s nice, and the Off-White label inside [the shoe] gets at all the DJ shit, the black-kid-in-Chicago shit, all that,” he adds.

In addition to the current state of fashion, Abloh also delves into his hectic schedule, working with Kanye West and more in his latest sit-down with GQ.

After diving into GQ's new piece on Virgil, be sure to take a look at our favorite items from OFF-WHITE's FW16 collection.

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