By G9ija

Taofeek Abijako has become the 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.