The Brand Story
Artist and print designer Leanne Claxton grew up in Lancashire, moving to London in 2002 to complete a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. In 2005, she trained in Paris under Christian Lacroix where she discovered haute couture and the relationship between art and fashion. Since graduating, she has worked both in-house and as a freelance print designer for major brands in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Spain.
In 2015 Leanne Claxton launched her self-named accessories brand at London Fashion Week. Using both traditional and modern printing processes she transfers her hand painted florals on to luxury scarves as a way of making her artwork more accessible. Uniting art and fashion as one, she embraces the concept of wrapping the body in vibrant, painted brush strokes.
Leanne Claxton is an artist with a passion for the outdoors, delighting in natural light, alfresco painting and the rainbow of colours and intricate details that nature offers. The paintings and accessories she creates are inspired by these elements at home and on her travels.
In light of fashion’s growing effect on the environment Claxton is excited to be moving her business into a more ethical direction. The brand has unveiled a range of exquisite eco-conscious scarves, proving that style and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive. The eco conscious collections comprise both hand-painted, screen printed and digital designs featuring Claxton's signature botanical prints. Each scarf is printed using eco-friendly inks on to eco-friendly fabrics, without compromising on colour and quality.
More recently the brand has had to pivot in the face of the global pandemic, designing vibrant face masks to help bring some happiness in these tragic times.