Virgil Abloh's ascent into fashion's elite may have been unconventional, but one thing is for certain, the designer and his Off-White label are treasured by A-list celebrities and youth alike, and he continues to expand his resume, as he will soon be overseeing streetwear course even. The Coveteur recently had the opportunity to sit down with the versatile creative to find out how he broke into design, the origins of Off-White, the future of fashion and his phone addiction.

Again Virgil's path to success was somewhat unique as he states, "I started on this path by essentially printing t-shirts and giving them to friends; and then believing in them so hard and trying to make them relevant enough so that people liked them.”

Abloh didn't just give these garments to any ol' friends, however. His pals include the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake and Rita Ora, among others. Essentially, it's no wonder the brand took off.

Virgil is also aware of his target audience and how they prefer to shop and piece together outfits. He knows the youth are instrumental to the success of Off-White and insists that his styles can be mixed with high end fashion silhouettes, saying "It has a younger point of view. Not in a way that’s like, ‘Hey it’s dedicated to just young consumers.’ It’s about mixing and matching in a wardrobe to be interesting. And I feel like interesting, to me, is Saint Laurent and a Valentino bag with a Céline sneaker and an Off-White jacket."

Finally, the designer is always locked in to Instagram and is admittedly addicted to his phone. It wasn't always this way for Abloh, however. There was a time when he wasn't a fan of Instagram.

"I used to hate Instagram," exclaimed Virgil. "I’d just tweet. But then that’s just not a very modern way of thinking. I like the ability to see what’s going on around the world, see what’s trending, if people are posting the same thing—what does that say?”

For the entire conversation between Virgil Abloh and The Coveteur, be sure to follow on over to their website.

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