Frankie spent most of his childhood with his parents in Taiwan.
He loved to be smartly dressed and always took great pleasure in his appearance and from his earliest days at school, art was by far his favourite subject.
His mother was a dress maker and she taught him lots of sewing skills but always wanted him to follow his heart.
His father wanted him to be an electronic engineer when he grew up, but Frankie couldn’t resist his natural artistic flair that was already in his blood.
At the age of 16 he studied Fine Art, Graphic Design and Oriental Art History at the local university in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, before joining the army at 19.
After 2 years in the army he went to the UK to study Fashion. He learned fashion design at ‘London college of Fashion’ and worked for a British fashion designer to gain experience for 5 years.
Life at that time was unpredictable, he left the world of fashion to continue his creative journey and joined the prestigious team in the furnishing and fabric industry that is ‘Liberty of London’ department store.
Through consultation, several years and countless projects later for Liberty’s clients, he learn and began to understand the vast diversity of the UK’s population and styles.
In time, he also became a manufacturer for Liberty and produced bespoke, hand crafted, made to measure curtains, blinds and soft furnishings to the highest standard possible for their discerning clientele.
In 2015 Frankie was selected to be a contestant for ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge’ series 3 on BBC2.
Frankie saw this as another challenge. A new door had opened to him and during the process his ability was thoroughly tested.
He gained many fans and followers thought social media and enjoyed lots of positive feedback from the great British public.
His journey from the early days of his study and hard work in the East, to his fashion experience and working in the retail industry in the West, and the chemistry of these 2 very different elements started to shape his personal style in his own world, a New Oriental Sensation.
FRANKIE FLOOD Interiors & Soft Furnishings