If you are one of the many who have trudged through the fashion and music realms of social media in the past few years, there’s a good chance you have seen a seemingly misplaced kid with a curiously long set of bangs next to your favorite rapper. Enter John Ross, the mysterious wunderkind with mind-boggling industry connections and the exclusive streetwear-meets-high-end garments to match. But how has he infiltrated this exclusive industry at such a young age? To find out, Grailed sat down with the budding creative to learn who he is and what exactly it is that he does. Read our illuminating conversation with John below and then shop select pieces from his personal archive.

Photography by Scott Santiago.