Leanne Claxton developed a passion for colour and natural forms as a child growing up in her native Lancashire, England, where she went on to train under local artist Ian Murphy.
Originally trained as a painter Leanne developed a passion for textile design. Her organic over sized floral paintings and kaleidoscopic colour palette translates perfectly into digitally printed fabric, resulting in exquisite wearable art. After completing a degree in printed Textile Design at the esteemed Central Saint Martins College in 2006, Leanne moved to Paris, where she worked for legendary designer Christian Lacroix.
Over the years, Leanne has worked with clients in London, New York and Hong Kong. In 2010, she partnered with celebrated Hong Kong designer Johanna Ho on a costume design project for Cantopop star, Eason Chan. Johanna describes Leanne’s paintings as “full of magic and mystery that are simply breathtaking." Johanna and Leanne continue to work closely together launching their inaugural HO:CLAXTON collection in spring 2011 at Leanne’s first solo exhibition, “Flowers” at Saffron, The Peak, Hong Kong.
Flowers have been a prevailing theme throughout Leanne’s work and the main inspiration behind her AW12 scarf collection. Uniting bold colours with delicate details, Leanne’s luxurious hand-painted silk scarves are both chic and stylish: a must-have item for any season.