A young Nigerian, Taofeek Abijako has made history by becoming the youngest designer to present a collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s this year.
The 19-year-old Nigerian-born designer and founder of the menswear label, started the brand just two years ago after immigrating to the U.S, with the intent to generate impactful statements through his work.
According to CFDA, his label “pays homage to his past by celebrating his West African culture through a contemporary perspective, or, as he Abijako puts it, ‘minimalist streetwear approach with social and political commentary.’”
“My dad was a trained fashion designer while living in Nigeria and dealt mostly with local traditional garments. Growing up in an environment like that sparked my curiosity in design,” Taofeek said.