Murakami's ability to deconstruct and his aesthetic and conceptual freedom have been totally inspiring for me.
The blue-collar culture, it's not really a buttoned-up aesthetic. It's a heavy-labor thing because you're, like, sweating.
You can look at Lil Uzi and know he has a strong opinion about his aesthetic.
What I love about tennis is the gracefulness. It's an aggressive and powerful game, but it takes touch and finesse.
Music needs a visual element to make it tangible. So, naturally, there's gonna be a synergy between high-level art direction and high-level albums.
For me, I analyze the modern girl, the girl that I'm friends with, and they're empowered: They pay their own bills. They have their own style. They wear clothes - the clothes don't wear them.
My motivation is, in part, a bit of angst that comes from feeling like I don't belong, that our generation doesn't belong.
I always joke that, at any given time, I'm supposed to be at two other places.
DJing is like a great tasteful art form.
I oftentimes say that I design my collections off my phone. I'm in a group chat with my team in Milan. I copy and paste. I draw. I look at trends. I don't really have an assistant. It's a modern way of working. I don't know if it's sustainable, but it's how I do it.
Fashion is kinda a joke. I don't get too bogged down in the clothes. For me, it's one big art project, just a canvas to show that fashion should have a brand which has someone behind it who cares about different contexts. Social things.
My goal was to tell a dialogue between high fashion and streetwear. So, the name Off-White, in my mind, is between black and white. So, that middle ground is a mixture between both genres of fashion.
The fashion consumer likes a high-low mix - I want to be a brand that represents that.
All the skateboarding brands that I was into had graphic T-shirts. In the '90s, there were different styles that went along with the different influences in skateboarding, whether that be hip-hop or rock and roll and grunge. And that's what I was into, so I was following all that.
I'm mostly into buying art from friends. I like to keep it vague - just whatever I find intriguing.
Collaboration is not a punchline... I only collaborate with the best in each category.
I don't want to be a celebrity designer. I want to keep my personal life out of it.
Graphic tees are vibes. And I think they're the basis of a lot of wardrobes, but that makes it challenging to distill what you're brand means within a T-shirt.
In my case, everything starts from Marcel Duchamp and the new expressive possibilities he gave us with his ready-mades. I transferred his artistic language into today's world, choosing, for example, to use pedestrian-crossing stripes as a symbol.
Clothing interests me, but it's not the endpoint of my interest.