Taofeek Abijako, 19, grew to become the youngest designer to current a group at this yr’s New York Vogue Week: Men’s. The Nigerian-born designer based the label Head of State+ simply two years in the past. Contemporary out of highschool, Abijako showcased the model’s newest assortment, “Genesis,” on July 11.
In accordance to the CFDA web site, he migrated to Albany, New York from his homeland across the time he created the menswear label. He says approaches “Head of State+ as much less of a model and extra of a case examine.”
“It’s me digging into my cultural upbringing whereas attempting to have a agency grasp and understanding of it. My perception is furthering a philosophy of considerate, inconspicuous, and trustworthy design throughout the board,” he additional defined.
Abijako describes his garments as “minimalist streetwear method with social and political commentary.” The Spring/Summer time 2019 assortment portrays, “the vibrancy of West African youth tradition within the ’70s and Fela Kuti.”
He instructed the The New York Instances, “I’m focused on the best way the natives adopted European kinds and made them their very own — I can say natives as a result of I’m African.”
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