Shaun Leane is a London based jewelry designer. He trained by apprenticeship in Hatton Garden working with traditional English jewelry. He took a break from work to take a formal course at Sir John Cass College in East London, where he studied fine art and silver smithing. He then set up an independent practise in Hatton Garden. In 1991 he began a partnership with Alexander McQueen, and produced pieces for McQueen's 1994 catwalk show 'Highland Rape'. His clients have included Isabella Blow, Kate Moss, Jade Jagger, Keith Flint, Annabel Nielson and Daphne Guinness.
SL x Daphne Guinness Edit
- Contra Mundum: bespoke diamond glove.
- In 18ct white gold, Contra Mundum or 'Against the World' combines an armour-like structure with the aesthetics of an evening glove, made in either lace or silk. The piece is made up of more than a thousand grams of gold and is set with over 5,000 pavé white diamonds. Striking diamond birds cascade around the arm, as though caught in mid-flight. The hand is protected with a bold metal cuff, hand-forged and beautifully engraved. Made in two parts, the cuff can be worn alone as a hand glove, or extended into an evening glove. Every detail in the piece, including the chainmail, has been carefully constructed by hand to ensure a perfect fit to Daphne's arm.