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The Designer

Lesley Hampton is a Canadian First Nations designer, founder, and creative director of LESLEY HAMPTON - The label. Born in 1994, Lesley nurtured a passion for the fashion industry and social-cultural issues from a young age. She is a graduate of the Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree program with the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, with a specialty in Art and Art History, and a concentration in Sculpture, Photography, and Videography. Today, she combines her studio and art history educational background with her expanding technical skills to develop progressive, inspirational, comprehencive and functional collections. Lesley is a graduate from the Fashion Techniques and Design Diploma program at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. Lesley was recognized by the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards with her nomination for the 2018 Simons Fashion Design Student Award.


The Brand

LESLEY HAMPTON is a fashion label established in Toronto, Canada. Founded by Canadian Arts and Fashion Award-nominated creative director, designer, and First Nation artist Lesley Hampton in 2016. The label focuses on producing exquisite couture womenswear, specializing in eveningwear, after 5pm, and athleisure. Margaret Trudeau, Cheryl Hickey, Roxy Earle and Dargonette are just a few who have proudly worn LESLEY HAMPTON. This luxury apparel caters a sense of confidence and strength through statement pieces and the successful incorporation of inclusivity and diversity that represents a broader perception of beauty. By including diversity not only in every piece designed but also on the runway, LESLEY HAMPTON is widely recognized for critiquing the conditioned society, focusing on issues of the ideal female body shape and personal identity. 

 

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