Shaun Leane's Saints:
- As an adult carer, Shaun’s mother Diane Leane opened up the family home to the mentally ill when he was a child and continues to do so.
- The late fashion visionary Alexander McQueen, Shaun’s great friend and collaborator.
- Oscar Wilde, the legendary London wit.
- Baz Luhrmann’s spoken word song Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen). From the soundtrack to the movie Romeo and Juliet.
Jewellery designer Shaun Leane’s stunning collaborations with the late, great Alexander Mcqueen have become part of British cultural history. They are the fruits of a beautiful friendship and extraordinary meeting of minds that have come to define much of Leane’s adult life.
Never one to conform, North London boy Leane opted for an apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Hatton Garden over a future heading up the family construction business. Again, a few years later rather than set diamond tiaras for Bond Street princesses he chose to make his mark as a jeweller by crafting coiled corsets and feathered headpieces for the catwalk. The rest, as they say, is fashion history.
Press play to escape to the diamond encrusted sparkle of Mayfair from where Shaun Leane homes in on life’s essentials - family and friendship - with Saints of Somewhere.