Great news for textile designer Banke Kuku.
She has been unveiled as the 2014 winner of the Women in Making competition. The 2nd edition competition, organised by Triumph, which aims to highlight the abundance of talented women working their craft and passion into a career, announced Banke as the winner and dubbed her the “Queen of Colour”
Speaking on her win, Bake said “winning this competition is a fantastic boost to my young business…it will be a fantastic opportunity to continue telling my story through hard work and dedication much can be achieved.It will also give me the opportunity to be able to further develop my business through the help of the other talented women as mentors. That will be invaluable“.
From the Women in Making 2014 Panel, Roksanda Ilincic, Sophia Webster, Thea Green, Lizzie MQuade and Georgina Coulter had this to say about the winner.
Roksanda Ilincic – “Banke has a vivid use of colour and texture in her designs. Her looks are put together with such creativity“.
Sophia Webster – “Her prints are vibrant and there is a large market for the kind of textiles she is producing. She has had great coverage in the best interiors magazines“.
Thea Green – “It is great Banke was awarded “Queen of Colour” – she can take inspiration from a broad spectrum and update her style as trends change“.
Lizzie McQuade – “I am a huge fan of colour and texture. Banke brings both of these in abundance to her artistic textiles. She also has the skill to apply these prints top furnishings that are at once avant-garde and highly desirable“.
Gerogina Coulter – “Banke stood our for me because of the originality of her prints and the diversity of her products. The prints feel modern with the fusion of African and western influences“.
A huge congratulations to her and we can’t wait to see what is next.