There is an undeniable energy to Leane’s lines – with their graduated curves and tapered points, some more abrupt than others.
Intended as a counterbalance to Flora & Fauna, Line’s reductive approach explores the very building blocks of nature by utilising symmetry to convey balance, order and strength. This bold approach to form eschews extraneous detail and directs focus onto the beauty of natural materials.
Leane explored working with lines in earlier Alexander McQueen Catwalk shows. There was the famous Coiled Corset, made from aluminium, created for The Overlook - AW99, followed by the Grille Collar, created for La Dame Bleue – SS’08, also in aluminium. He explored the graceful strength of many lines, versus the fragility of just one.
The enduring presence of Leane’s sharp and sweeping lines across artistic mediums has come to define his work with a sense of unyielding energy. Taking the form of jewellery, it intensifies the wearer’s inner strength and performs a powerful, armour-like function.