The (Shaun) Leane Years

British designer Shaun Leane works his magic gearing up for U.S. expansion while opening his first store in Southeast AsiaShaun Leane is a man of contrasts. If you look closely at the British designer’s ­jewelry, you’ll often notice a gentleness foiled with an edge—an unexpected, perhaps even macabre side that comes from his artistic fascination with juxtaposing love and pain.Echoing that combination of harshness and beauty, Leane’s new Blackthorn collection of dramatic silver thorns flanking black spinel leaves and soft, sumptuous mauve pearls—now available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York—is based on the hedgerow, a common feature of the English countryside.Contra Mundum, the diamond and platinum bespoke glove designed by Shaun Leane and London heiress Daphne Guinness  “Our work is about balance—love and pain, dark and light, fragility and strength; the combin

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