For Autumn/Winter 16 designer Leila Kashanipour has continued to use graphic lines and abstract shapes of London’s architecture, married with organic textures inspired by her Persian culture that has been evident throughout her Classics collection from the inception of the brand in 2011 to create Duos, meaning ‘two worlds’.
Leila has often taken inspiration from her Persian roots for previous designs, mixing the beauty and richness of her Iranian culture with the clean and contemporary lines of her life in London. Duos brings this synergy one step further in harmony, with the perfect blend of abstract art with Persian heritage.
Duos sees the introduction of black ruthenium plating designs set with oversized faux pearls in midnight navy hues, complemented with unusually striking gemstones such as Zebra Jasper in black & white monochrome, while 22kt yellow gold plated pieces are set with white Mother of Pearl, blue Goldstone, Lapis Lazuli & blue Sodalite.
Since founding LEIVANKASH in 2011, designer Leila has taken the brand from strength to strength, honing her craft with each collection to create a unique and distinctive style which pushes boundaries in terms of wearability and the materials she uses. AW15 saw the launch of Oculus (Latin for ‘eye’) in yellow gold finish with grey faux-pearls – an instant success that encouraged Leila to expand the collection dramatically for 2016.
Since Kashanipour founded the company in 2011 post graduating with a BA in Jewellery Design from Central St Martins, LEIVANKASH has become synonymous with style, fashion and creativity. An illustrious following includes the likes of Kendall Jenner, Eva Longoria, Alexa Chung, Erin Wasson, Cara Delevingne, Olivia Palermo, and Rita Ora. The brand has been featured on BBC, Reuters as well as in international media such as Forbes, The Financial Times, Vogue & Harper’s Bazaar. Stocked at Harvey Nichols, Luisa Via Roma, Saks 5th Avenue, as well as in retailers across China, the Middle East, and Europe. As the brand continues to strive and grow, it has extended its offering & has built on its Classics collection. 2017 sees LEIVANKASH carry through new aesthetic, strong and confident, which mirrors Leila’s vision whilst remaining true to the brands roots.