Born in the Bronx and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Folake Kuye Huntoon has been building her career and building her name as a designer since entering fashion school at age 15. She eschewed the traditional fashion school route and instead forged her own path, moving back to the United States for college and following her passion for design and fashion.
Her persistence and passion for design never waned, and Folake’s first foray into fashion was selling self-designed shirts while in college. She continued with WeWe Clothing in 2007, a mommy-and-me, daddy-and-me clothing line which was carried on Zullily.com and in local boutiques. Style Pantry followed two years later, which quickly amassed a much wider and loyal following, and over time, WeWe Clothing gave way to other lines, Shoxie and Loft324, all building towards the eponymous, FKSP – Folake Kuye Style Pantry, which launched to rave reviews in October 2017.
FKSP, a black woman-owned business, is located in Los Angeles’s famed Fashion District, and Folake still designs all of her company’s styles, and FKSP runs its own factory and fulfillment facilities in DTLA, as well. While Folake’s style continues to evolve and change, it is always driven by the desire to make stylish, accessible, and budget-friendly pieces for the everyday woman. Her clothes are meant for everyone; she has enjoyed a deep connection with women of colour around the world and works tirelessly for equal representation in fashion.