London based designer, Leanne Beckford, graduated with a BA in Fashion Design from the University of East London in 2014. Her Japanese inspired graduate collection ‘Nuclear Warriors’ was showcased at Graduate Fashion Week in East London’s Truman Brewery. Leanne worked for designers Christopher Shannon and Nasir Mazhar before launching her own label LEE REINA.
LEE REINA is inspired by confident, strong, and warrior-like women who exude sex appeal while they embody the ‘tomboy’ culture. The label is influenced by Leanne’s own background; she combines her love and extensive knowledge of travel with London’s urban culture, strong 90’s Hip Hop references, menswear, geometric art, and modern architecture.
Label meaning: LEE; nickname short for Leanne, REINA; Spanish for queen – a nickname Leanne developed while travelling in Latin America.