Meet Taofeek Abijako: the youngest ever designer to show at Men’s NYFW

19 and boomin’.

July 13, 2018

First runway show titled “Genesis” - July 11th NYFW

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The youngest ever designer to open at Men's NYFW showcased their collection this week, Teen Vogue reports. Taofeek Abijako premiered the SS19 collection from his line Head of State+ on July 11.

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The Nigerian-born designer, at just 19-years-old, is the youngest ever to premiere at Men's NYFW. The collection, titled Genisis, was inspired by and paid homage to '70s Afro-Futurism styles and West-African youth culture.

"Genesis is the translation of Afro-futurism portrayed by the likes of Parliament-Funkadelic and Sun Ra through the lens of West African youth – while at the same time celebrating the vibrancy of West African youth culture in the ‘70s and drawing parallels to modern time. The continuous homage to Fela Kuti is also portrayed," Abijako shared.

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