Shaun Leane is a London based jewellery designer. He trained by apprenticeship in Hatton Garden working with traditional English jewellery. Over this thirteen-year period he was immersed in the craft of goldsmithing, fashioning delicate antique pieces and using precious metals and stones. 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 valuable partnership with Alexander McQueen, and produced a number of pieces for McQueen's 1994 catwalk show 'Highland Rape'. As the extravagance and scale of McQueen's catwalk presentations grew, so did the scale and elaboration of Lean's designs - to a scale that could be described as full body sculpture. Leane draws inspiration from street culture, the club scene and urban life. He aims to encompass these values in his work and produce pieces that don't just function as accessories, but say something about the individual wearing them. Clients have included Isabella Blow, Kate Moss, Jade Jagger, Keith Flint and Annabel Nielson.