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.
I am always on the lookout for unique designs and one off pieces, the Banke Kuku collection really stands out
The prints are exquisite pieces of art.
The bespoke furniture collection is a fantastic idea. I love that everything is unique and there is something to brighten up every home.
The prints are beautiful, the Banke Kuku items would really make a statement in any home
Over the years, Banke Kuku Textiles has collaborated with other brands to create exquisite and unique pieces. Our collaborative designs are created to our clients’ meticulous taste, as well as according to project briefs. Our collaborations range from:
Fashion prints for seasonal collections
Prints and product designs for fashion and lifestyle accessories
Interior fabrics and furniture for residential and corporate clients (hotels,restaurants, bars, office spaces).
Banke Kuku Textiles was selected from thousands of applicants to win Triumph’s ‘Women in Making’ competition for female creatives. The judging panel included fashion stalwarts Roksanda Ilincic and Sophia Webster.