George Brown College
Fashion Techniques and Design, 2017
Founder and Creative Director, LESLEY HAMPTON
Designer Lesley Hampton creates clothing with a message of inclusivity, diversity and advocacy. A member of Temagami First Nation, Hampton features models of all sizes, races, cultures and physical and mental abilities in her shows. When she featured Boston bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet walking the runway in her prosthetic leg, she caught the attention of celebrity Kim Kardashian, whose post on Facebook went viral. For her 2018 Toronto Fashion Week show, Hampton turned to her cultural roots, featuring all Indigenous models. Hampton launched her label in her first semester of college and has been featured in Vogue, Glamour and Elle.