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Taofeek Abijako, the 19-year-old designer behind up-and-coming brand HEAD OF STATE, is quickly making a name for himself not only in New York where his line is based, but in the world of fashion globally.

The Nigerian-American teenager recently debuted his SS18 “Fulfilling All Righteousness” collection and thankfully received much love from those who had the opportunity for an early look. An analysis of the social and cultural impact of colonialism in West Africa, the offering highlights the transition from colonial to post-colonial periods and the birth of a counterculture by the younger generation in the late ’60s and ’70s.

IF you like what you see, you’re not alone — Abijako has been receiving praise from one of the culture’s gatekeepers in Virgil Abloh, in addition to coverage in NYT and WWD.

Find our more about the young designer by visiting his website see what he’s all about.

  • Images: Aden Suchak
Words by Noah Thomas
Assistant Editor
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