The Designer & Creative Director
Lesley Hampton was a 'third culture kid' and her early life was one of constant relocation. Formative years spent in Canada's Arctic and Atlantic, Australia, England, Indonesia, and New Caledonia, added to her quest to establish a personal and cultural identity. Lesley defines herself through the amalgamation of the indigeneity, to her Anishinaabe and Mohawk heritage, as well as, her early nomadic upbringing. Becoming a nomad through experiences with boarding school, international school, and cross-cultural experiences, Lesley nurtured a passion for socio-cultural concepts, to help define her identity, and reconnect with her indigenous roots.
Lesley has a comprehensive understanding of how her audience engages with and interprets her art. Long before her professional career started Lesley has been ambassador for equality, diversity and proper representation of both beauty standards and culture within the industry. This advocacy coupled with her artistic passion and ability naturally took shape through what is now her namesake brand LESLEY HAMPTON.
Awards, Acknowledgements & Media
S P E A K I N G E N G A G E M E N T S & P A N E L S
2020 | Part 1 from the Native Womens Association of Canada #pivotAndRoll Series. Entrepreneurs Crushing their Craft.
2018 | A film & conversation premiere and panel discussion with Straight/Curve to challenge society's Beauty Standards. FGI Toronto
2017 | I am a Women #whyNotMe - "In Discussion With' Panel , StartGBC
E D U C A T I O N
2017 | George Brown College. Ontario College Diploma with honours, Fashion Techniques and Design.
2015 | University of Toronto. Honours Bachelor of Arts, Specialist in Art and Art History.
2015 | Sheridan College. Advanced College Diploma, Art and Art History.
2012 | ACS Hillingdon International School, London, UK. International Baccalaureate Diploma.
2019 | StartGBC Alumni of the Year Award, recipient. George Brown College, Toronto ON.
2018 | Simons Fashion Design Student Award, nominee. Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards.
2018 | Mogul, recipient. City MOGULS, Toronto ON.
2017 | Telio Scholarship, recipient. George Brown College, Toronto ON.