Born in Lagos, Nigeria, CEO and creative director, Banke Kuku moved to the United Kingdom at eight years old whereby she gained an understanding of Western Culture. This cultural fusion of the African and Western world heavily influences Banke's bold patterns, resulting in statement prints with captivating impact. Awarded with the title 'Queen of Colour' by Creative Director at Jasmine Di Milo, her prints have also been described as 'exquisite pieces of art' by one of the world's most influential trend forecasters, Lidewij Edelkoort.
Since graduating from Central St Martins College and Chelsea College of Art and Design, Banke Kuku Textiles has been turning heads in the design world with loud, vibrant and undeniably playful prints. The company has created intrepid fabric designs for renowned fashion houses including Duro Olowu, Jewel by Lisa, Virgos Lounge and Lot78 that have been worn by the likes of Michelle Obama, Kelis and Catt Sadler.
Now with an extensive experience in the textiles industry Banke Kuku Textiles explores the reinvention of cultural traditions and their techniques through interiors which has resulted in a unique, vibrant and modern aesthetic to the brand. Attracting fans such as Franca Sozzani Chief Editor of Vogue Italia.
Banke Kuku Textiles' first interiors range has been found nestled in Selfridges London and is set to follow in the successful footsteps of her recent fabric designs that have graced the catwalks of London, Paris and New York.