Happy Birthday to Gabrielle Union. The beautiful actress and entrepreneur turned 50, October 29, and in honor of her big day, she is collaborating with Nigerian designer Banke Kuku. Union started her partnership with New York & Company in 2017, and after successful spring and footwear launches, they are continuing with a special capsule collection, featuring Kuku’s designs. The line includes 6 exclusive pieces, featuring fall wear from dresses to wide-leg pants.
The special line of designs highlight Kuku’s signature style. Rooted in traditional textiles and Kente cloth, featuring geometric patterns bordered by brilliant hibiscus inspired floral prints. The collection is both gorgeous and striking.
Union described the collaboration in a statement, saying,
“As I’m entering a new decade of my life, I wanted to commemorate this journey with something special, and collaborating with designer Banke Kuku to bridge our cultures together was the perfect fit. This collection captures the beauty, creativity, and vibrancy of our communities and integrates Nigerian-inspired designs with the collective flyness of our diaspora.”