US fashion designer for Off-White Virgil Abloh acknowledges the audience at the end of the Off-White Women's Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris, on February 28, 2019. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)
The piece also zeroes in on one key aspect of Abloh’s success: Insta-presence and answering DM’s.
“Abloh’s rise has been fueled at least in part by an uncanny ability to create bridges with fans,” according to the piece, “He answers an inordinately high number of direct messages on Instagram and even responds to tagged photos.”
Highsnobiety’s Jeff Carvalho says, “He’s one of us.”
Need advice on how to make it big? I guess that’s one.