A trained goldsmith, Folk established her flagship jewellery store in Melbourne back in 2010. Her creative output has now grown to include sunglasses, bags, accessories and apparel, and two concept stores, Playa and, most recently, Lucy Folk Salon. “They celebrate everything I love about summer and travel,” says Folk. The salon sees Folk’s own range alongside a capsule of fashion and lifestyle brands with a focus on resort style. A self-described nomad inspired by “art, interiors, architecture, food, colour, the writing on the wall, nature and travel”, Folk went on a trip to Tuscany with friend and creative collaborator, interior designer Tamsin Johnson for this issue (page 145). The designer is now based in Paris, but comes back home to Australia for the summer. “It’s always summer somewhere and I like to ride that wave.”
Tamsin Johnson (left) and Lucy Folk.