Born in Lagos in the late 80s, Banke Kuku moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight. The cultural fusion, between the country of her birth and the country where she spent her formative years, has heavily influenced her penchant for bold patterns, resulting in statement prints with captivating impact. She graduated from Central St Martins College and then Chelsea College of Art and Design, having studied Textiles, her passion for textiles led to her subsequently authoring a book on the Nigerian textiles industry. After working at a number of
international fashion houses, she launched her brand. Banke Kuku Textiles was founded in 2011, inspired by Banke’s dedication to and creativity in fusing West-African and Western-eclectic inspirations to create intricate and unique designs / textiles. The marriage of cultures comes together to create a sense of a modern Africa, with a design aesthetic that is a striking kaleidoscope of colour and vibrancy. Each design is then used as a stencil to create luxurious fabrics for interiors, soft furnishings and fashion. All products meet international quality standards.