Ben Rowe Becomes Creative Director of Shaun LeaneBy Shaun Leane, PRNE
Sunday, May 15, 2011
LONDON, May 16, 2011 - Benjamin Rowe has been named Creative Director of the Shaun
Leane Jewellery House after working alongside company CEO Shaun Leane since
the company's founding in 1999.
With a background in fine arts, Rowe moved to London in 1998
to study jewellery-making at Sir John Cass. Upon discovering Leane's early
work for Alexander McQueen in the jewellery book Unclasped, he approached
Leane to solicit a work experience that would change the direction of his
From rented benches in a cramped jeweller's studio, Rowe's
knowledge blossomed under Leane's tutelage. His first catwalk experience was
assisting Shaun with the Silver Rose Corset for Givenchy Haute Couture
(SS00); and his most memorable fitting the Pheasant Claw & Tahitian Pearl
Choker for McQueen's "What a Merry-Go-Round" show in AW01/02. After finishing
his degree in 2001, Rowe began working full-time for Shaun Leane.
From the beginning, Rowe drew and designed with Leane,
assisting not only with catwalk work, but with every bespoke jewellery
(www.shaunleane.com/page/Bespoke-Enquiries) commission, commercial
collection and high-end collaboration. An incredible partnership of chemistry
and balance, the pair created the exceptional "Queen of the Night" necklace
for Boucheron's 150th Anniversary; the "White Light" brooch for DeBeer's
Forevermark; along with the most iconic Alexander McQueen catwalk pieces of
the past decade.
Since 2000, Rowe has co-designed the house's silver jewellery
(www.shaunleaneshop.com/page/SILVER-JEWELLERY/317) and fine jewellery
(www.shaunleaneshop.com/page/FINE-JEWELLERY/318) collections with
Leane, including the celebrated and iconic Entwined, Signature Tusk, Hook My
Heart; and the award winning Cherry Blossom Collection.
Ben Rowe became a Director of Shaun Leane in 2007; and was
named Creative Director in 2011.
Contact: Nancy Wong +44(0)207-405-4773 Nancy.Wong@shaunleane.com
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