Lesley Hampton is a Canadian First Nations designer, founder, and creative designer 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 ever growing technical skills to develop progressive and inspirational collections. Lesley is currently enrolled in the Fashion Techniques and Design Diploma program at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. Lesley was recognized by the Canadian fashion industry over the last year as she exposed numerous collections and presentations from coast to coast.
LESLEY HAMPTON is a fashion label established in Toronto, Canada. Founded by creative director, designer, and First Nation artist Lesley Hampton in 2015, the label focuses on producing exquisite wearable art and eveningwear. LESLEY HAMPTON caters a sense of confidence and strength through statement pieces and fashion forward accessories for its muses. The brand aims to exemplify the poise and inner determination which can occur within a being. By including diversity not only in every piece designed but also on the runway, LESLEY HAMPTON is recognized for critiquing the conditioned society, focusing on issues of the ideal female body shape and personal identity such as the female or aboriginal stereotypes presented by popular culture.
In 2015, Lesley graduated with a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and an Advanced Diploma with Honours from Sheridan College.
In March 2016, she was selected to present her FW16 ‘City Warriors’ Collection at Vancouver Fashion Week.
In April 2016, Lesley Hampton made her first appearance on the Fashion Art Toronto stage with an exclusive presentation which included diverse models such as a cancer survivor, amputee, alopecia, and androgynous individuals.
In April 2016, the FW16 ‘City Warriors’ collection was featured in Vogue and Glamour UK.
In September 2016, Lesley Hampton was selected to showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week for a second consecutive season.
In October 2016, the SS17 ‘Mermaids of Yesterday’ collection was featured in Vogue and Glamour UK for a second consecutive season.
Following her SS17 showcase at Vancouver Fashion Week, Lesley’s chosen hair style was featured in Marie Claire US, Daily Mail UK, Elle Deutschland, Glamour MX, Cosmopolitan Russia, Glamour Paris.
- Lesley is known for dressing ET Canada’s host and anchor, Cheryl Hickey, Small Town Pistols’ singer/songwriter, Amanda Wilkinson, Degrassi actress, Sarah Fisher and many more.