The inspiation behind HEAD OF STATE+ debut collection, titled 'Radical' is derived from the minimalist work of Andre Butzer as well as the pioneer of Afrobeat music genre Fela Kuti. Overall the theme of the first collection spans through a mood board reflecting the nostalgia of Afrobeat 70s rebellious spirit and challenging the state of modern corruption. Combining streetwear aesthtic with social and political issues
Founded in 2016 by Taofeek Abijako (at age 17) and based in New York, HEAD OF STATE+ is a design company which looks to focus on art installation, fashion, furniture, and product designs. Head Of State believes in furthering a philosophy of "thoughtful, inconspicuous, and honest designs". In regards to clothing, Head Of State focuses on combining minimalist streetwear approach with social and political commentary.