What A Jewellery Designer Really Does At London Fashion Week

What A Jewellery Designer Really Does At London Fashion Week

Her designs have been worn by Cara Delevingne, Olivia Palermo, Florence Welch and Rita Ora to name a few. Here's LFW through the eyes of Leila Kashanipour, the London-based jewellery designer and founder of LeiVanKash...


“All my samples are hand made in London from start to finish! In this collection I am using brass, faux pearl and 22k gold plating!”



“Working on making the bespoke stands for displaying the jewellery at LFW. I wanted three different trays to sit by side and display each of our three collections, so the press and buyers could see how each collection ties together.”


“The reality of preparation! From man handling heavy pieces of furniture, to getting the right display custom made, and set up it all takes a very long time."


“Arriving from the Embankment entrance at the beautiful Somserset House to set up the stand! Wearing LEIVANKASH L'etoile de Botteh hand cuff and enamel star ring, as well as my new AW15 star clutch bag!”


“It’s all about display and presentation! Fixing the positioning of the new LEIVANKASH AW15 ear jackets from the Classics whilst wearing L'Etoile pieces!”



“The Holly Fulton finale was presented in the BFC courtyard! It was great to get out from behind the stand for half an hour and see some catwalk action.”



“The second catwalk show I attended was Topshop. Everything around the show is fun, from the bloggers, to the front row, street style photographers, venue and the collection. This velvet jumpsuit was my favourite look.”



“I momentarily abducted my neighbour's - Bam-b Jewellery- cutest little French bulldog, by the name of Hugo to melt some hearts & get a quick snap with him by my AW15 Oculus collection!”


“A little behind the scenes of that perfect Instagram shot! My dear friend and jewellery blogger Beanie Major from InDtl.com getting some close ups of my arm candy.”


“Our room was right next to the RockVault where Stephen Webster, for whom I did a 2/3 month work experience straight after Central St Martins, was giving a speech and came around to see what we were all up to!”


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