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The Enchantment of UK's Own Little Sparrow.
Her name should say a lot of it already but sometimes it is essential to spell it out when it comes to a lovely sound. Enchanting vocals and music to match are stuff that dream worlds are made of. Performing songwriter Katie Ware carries her stage name "Little Sparrow" very well as she delivers, songwriting and performance wise, accompanied on the later by beautiful musicians.
Elbow's front member Guy Garvey realized this and nicknamed her the cockney sparra which ultimately led to her adopted artist's pseudonym. Her debut album "Wishing Tree' (2014) takes you through a journey not dissimilar to that of life, with the delicate yet strong voice of a passionate music craftswoman.
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.