Nineteen-year-old Nigerian designer, Taofeek Abijako made history at the just-concluded New York Fashion Week.
He became the youngest designer to present a collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
The fresh out of school designer showcased his brand’s latest collection “Genesis” on July 11, 2018.
According to reports, the Nigerian born designer started his brand, Head of State+ just two years ago.
According to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), his label “pays homage to his past by celebrating his West African culture through a contemporary perspective.
In Abijako words, he said; “I approach Head of State+ as less of a brand and more of a case study. It’s me digging into my cultural upbringing while trying to have a firm grasp and understanding of it.
“My belief is furthering a philosophy of thoughtful, inconspicuous, and honest design across the board,” the Nigerian-born designer shared with the CFDA.
He described his collection ‘Genesis’ as a ‘minimalist streetwear approach with social and political commentary.’