After the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and management consulting at a “Big
Eight” accounting firm, Jan Leslie opted to pursue her love of design.
In addition to her degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurial Management,
an internship program in the Metals Department at the Parsons School
of Design in her background was an asset when she decided to start
her own business in jewelry design. In her field, Jan has been called
a fashion visionary.
over eighteen years later, Jan Leslie features a diverse collection
of men's accessories sold exclusively in a handful of select luxury
stores around the globe. Best known for her vibrant hand-painted
enamels and stunning semi-precious stone collections, Jan Leslie
continually rejuvenates and redefines menswear, no matter the season.
the sterling silver hand-painted enamel collection, artisanal methods
produce unique works of quality and understated elegance. The creative
process begins with the study of the actual subject--insect, animal or
otherwise. Next a wax prototype is sculpted then cast in sterling silver
and polished smooth. The creation is then individualized through a
technique of meticulously hand painting layers of enamel, creating the
desired blend of color and luminescence. The overall process transforms
a simple statement into a commissioned piece of art.
Jan Leslie magically
reinterprets the world around her, creating completely new and beautiful
forms. Her signature hand-painted enamel pieces in particular, oftentimes
likened to paintings, represent the essence of the designer herself:
artful, unique and inspired. Jan Leslie’s cufflinks are a thrill
to wear and passion to collect.