You can barely open the pages of a glossy magazine or a weekend supplement without coming across an article about Luke Edward Hall. Some might think this wunderkind’s rise to fame has been somewhat meteoric given the recent press attention lavished on the interior designer and artist, but Hall is quick to point out that his time in the limelight is down to years of hard graft.
“Sometimes I feel people think ‘oh, wow, you’ve come from nowhere’, but it has taken a lot of work to get to this stage in my life,” he says. Indeed, despite only being 28, Hall’s entrepreneurial spirit was formed in his teenage years when, at the age of just 17, he began creating a magazine called Cake, a curation of photographs, articles and sketches by Hall and his friends. He then moved to London and began selling painted white t-shirts on Brick Lane and making outfits for his favourite pop stars in his spare time. Then, while studying menswear design at Central Saint Martins, Hall set up Fox and Flyte with his boyfriend and another close friend, creating an online concept store offering vintage wares and objets d’art uncovered during the trio’s trawl of various antiques markets and auctions.