If you have read my blog before you will kmow that I love unusual things. You may also know I love doing my bit to help promote people who want to showcase their talents in the Creative Arts.
LEONE Designers definitely fit into the second category. Ryte and Zoya are two ladies who have decided to promote the talents of Designers from Leicester. In fact the name LEONE Designers is actually a tribute to the LE1 Postcode - where their pop-up shop is based until August 2016 (the shop is close to the Costa Coffee and the Showcase Cinema behind the Highcross Shopping Centre).
I must admit I wasn't prepared to write about it when I first walked into the shop (the battery on my mobile had run out so I couldn't take photos).
When I went back the next day I was in for a real treat. I witnessed a true artist at work - making a leather wallet from scratch by hand using silk with a pattern he had designed himself for the inside pockets.
The start of the wallet-making process - unfortunately I didn't get to see the finished article
The shop is almost set out like an Art Gallery with an eclectic range of products.
The following photos show just a small selection of the items on sale.
The pair of jeans in the next two photos were actually made by Ryte (one of the partners in the business) - the lady modelling them bought them.
The shop is well worth a visit. The staff are friendly and encourage you to have a look around. (To be honest I can find shops which almost double up as Art Galleries more than a bit intimidating - I don't usually feel comfortable touching the items in that kind of shop.)
If you are in Leicester City Centre and you want to escape into s world of msrvellous Art and Design give LEONE Designers a visit. You will be in for a treat.