HEAD OF STATE Fall 2018 Mens Collection: Brotherhood

Posted on September 06 2018

HEAD OF STATE Fall 2018 Mens Collection: Brotherhood


19 year old Taofeek Abijako identifies two fathers for his design line, HEAD OF STATE+: Nigerian human rights activist Fela Kuti, from whom he borrows the name "Head of State"; and his own father, also a fashion designer. From Kuti comes an mature deliberation on human equality, injected with Abijako's youthful vigor. From Abijako's father comes a refined minimalism accenting smart streetwear adaptations and firmly establishing Abijako as the youngest designer to show at New York Fashion Week: Mens.

 

HEAD OF STATE DESIGNER MENS FALL 2018 COLLECTION

 

For his third collection, called "Brotherhood," Abijako riffs on his cultural heritage in Nigeria through to his current life in New York through a ceremonial reflection on human fraternity. Boldly printed statements add pops of thought to updated menswear classics like a PVC trucker jacket or an oversized pocket-front pullover. Religious overtones, a signature tune for HEAD OF STATE+, are evident in graphic tees referencing Paradise, the fall of Lucifer, and the title track of the collection, universal Brotherhood.

 

HEAD OF STATE GRAPHIC TEES MENS FALL 2018

 

With his unique blend of cultures, Abijako creates a soulful tune with its heart in the homeland and its head in the clouds of that sweet American Dream. A restrained deliberation harmonizes the powerful messaging with an endlessly energetic beat for a chorus of sartorial splendor.

 

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