WHAT LEAD YOU IN TO THE FIELD YOU ARE IN NOW? A mixture of what I was studying at college (theatre design) and the modelling I did as well. I developed a passion for art and fashion and ended up mixing them both together. I started out making customised props etc for editorial shoots. Sometimes I’ll be making something small and then another time I’ll be designing a big set for a shoot with lots of scaffolding.
TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO DAY TO DAY? It usually consists of sitting in my room surrounded by 4 walls making things, carrying heavy bags or weird and wonderful objects and making them all look pretty. I suppose it is a bit like decorating a picture to put it shortly.
IS THIS YOUR IDEAL JOB? No my dream job would be counting my money and spending it. But close.
HOW DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION? Basic things all around us. I think anyone who looks through any old fashion magazines for inspiration is doing something wrong. It is hard to pinpoint certain things but I look at trees, roots, architecture, shapes and angles etc and leave the magazines to appreciate other peoples work. Other inspirations of mine are people I look up to who work in the same field. A good one would be Gary Card who I am fortunate to work with from time to time.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LONDON? That there is so much out there for young creatives and so much opportunity.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU HATE ABOUT LONDON? It can get a bit suffocating.
WHY DO YOU THINK LONDON IS SUCH A HOT BED FOR YOUNG CREATIVE PEOPLE? Because a lot of talented people live in London and its very social and offers a lot of things.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE? I think so, if not close.
WHERE OR WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST EXPOSED? www.lukeabby.blogspot.com
WHAT IS YOU BIGGEST WEAKNESS? I can quite confidently say the quality of my work. But hey there im not doing too bad and theres always time for improvement ive just turned 18!
WHICH THREE THINGA IN LIFE DO YOU WANT, BUT DO NOT YET HAVE? Money, love and recognition.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER? Start building a serious portfolio of work and to build a website. Also to do some travelling for a bit.
NAME: Luke Abby
CURRENT LOCATION: London
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Leo/Virgo
WHAT’S SEXY ABOUT YOU: Maybe ask someone else and let me know? Could be quite interesting...
WORST HABBIT: leaving things till last minute and taking too much on.
MOST MEMORABLE FASHION MISTAKE: The pronunciation of a few French fashion houses!
WHAT WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED FOR: Having my style of set design
and the direction of the pieces i make imprinted into the fashion industry.
TRADE LIVES WITH: The Queen, who wouldn’t want to wear that fat crown?!
QUICKEST ROUTE TO YOUR HEART: love
MAKES YOU ANGRY: Pretentious fake people and successful people with no talent.
WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST: when i’m proud of my work, with friends, dancing and when other people are happy.