...My Cameroonian Father takes me by the hand. My French mother takes the other. We will tell you our stories, they whisper. You can interlace them onto cloth.

My name is Julie Kouamo, I am a textile designer-maker and the founder of Kouamo. I am French Cameroonian and based in London. My passion is to interlace stories from my travels and make them into textile prints.I grew up in the North of France, Lille where there was a strong textile tradition and history and I finished my education at Central Saint Martins in London. Having graduated, I worked as a print technician at Central Saint Martins and a freelance designer for Designers Guild, Robert le Heros and Atom Designs before launching my first collection in 2011.

JulieKouamo by Alun Callender

Credit Photo: Courtesy of Cockpit Arts / Copyright Allun Callender Photgraphy