Jazmin Brooks
Jul, 11, 2018

We've been waiting in great anticipation for Head of State+’s latest collection, “Genesis.”

Taofeek Abijako, the 19-year-old designer and founder of the menswear label, started the brand just two years ago with the intent to generate impactful statements through his work. Previous collections entitled, “Cruel Hands” and “Hooligans,” consisted of apparel with these thought-provoking statements: “Disorder: In Mutiny We Trust” and “Palaver Child.”

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.

When asked about his inspiration for the street wear brand’s upcoming “Genesis” collection, he shared that it’ll portray “the vibrancy of West African youth culture in the ‘70s and Fela Kuti." The new collection is guaranteed to be groundbreaking in design and social impact.

The menswear label will be debuting its Spring/Summer ’19 collection at Men’s New York Fashion Week.

Head of State+’s runway show will take place on July 11 at 12PM in New York City.

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