Your new range, Hardcore Love, holds the newest arrivals that we can dream after on your website. What is a hardcore love in your life that inspires you to create?
Music has been an influence for all of my designs since the inception of F+H, particularly 80s dance culture and the decadent styling that comes with it. Bold satement pieces that take you to the dancefloor have always been a love of mine and the Hardcore Heart Choker and Hardcore Heart Hoop Earrings are perfect for this.
It's easy to tell that you're a discerning, inquisitive designer with a penchant for subculture. Can you tell us about influential figures from fashion, music or art that inspire you to make jewellery that leaves such a firm and captivating impression?
From music Grace Jones has always been an inspiration for me, in fashion I love early 80s YSL influences, and in art I admire Keith Haring for his irreverent style.
The synth neon enamel earrings have a special something - and you've made a few versions that center that oscillating bright colour. There's a musicality to them, especially seen next to the square chains. There must be a lot of joy in letting electronic music influence your design work. Is that fair to say?
Yes I love incoporating unexpected fun elements to our designs and neon colour are great to add alongside classic items such as pearls and crystals.
You've mentioned in a past interview that when Covid restrictions ease, your main ambition was to go to a booked dinner at a Byron Bay restaurant. Did you go to the dinner? Can you tell us about it?
We love thinking about food. North Bondi Italian has just opened a sister restaurant, Belongil Italian, which is great and has a really fun atmosphere, so I’ve been there 3 times in the 2 weeks, it’s definitely my favourite place to be at the moment.