Artist and print designer Leanne Claxton grew up in Lancashire, moving to London in 2002 to complete a BA degree in textile design at Central Saint Martins. 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. Leanne Claxton began printing her floral oil paintings onto luxury scarves as a way of making her artwork more accessible. Uniting art and fashion as one, the artist embraces the concept of wrapping the body in vibrant, painted brush strokes.
Claxton Bespoke was derived from Leanne’s love of painting using vibrant colours and energetic brush strokes onto silks and wanting to create pieces that are completely unique. Claxton Bespoke scarves are hand-made in England. Each scarf is individually painted, treated, washed and hand finished. Bespoke scarves are a labour of love, and their individual marks and quirks ensure no two pieces are the same. This is a quintessential part of Claxton’s truly unique brand.
For that special event, memoir or gift, customers can commission Claxton to create a one-off unique luxury scarf designed to their individual specifications. In contrast to the world of disposable fast fashion, Leanne offers a unique service whereby the scarf can be worn as an art piece and cherished making it timeless.