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Local designer wows Vogue and audiences at Fashion Art Toronto

Toronto-based Indigenous designer Lesley Hampton took centre-stage at Fashion Art Toronto over the weekend to a packed house.

You may recognize Hampton's name from her appearances on Canada's Drag Race, but she has also been gaining international acclaim since Vogue named her the top Canadian designer to watch.

If that wasn't enough, her recent line of athleisure wear took the web by storm when it was spotted on Lizzo's workout posts on Instagram.

The line of size-inclusive comfies has been in high demand since it received the unofficial Lizzo endorsement, but there's much more to Hampton's work than art torontoThursday's show featured the "Buoyant 2023 collection," which is a collaboration showcase with Indigenous retailer art torontoThe collection featured everything from glamorous dresses and glittering pant-suits to satin shorts and floral bomber jackets.

fashion art torontoNever missing the opportunity to make a statement, Hampton also wowed onlookers at both her shows this weekend with the most diverse group of models on the catwalk.

This included a Sunday appearance by Monika Myers, the first model with down syndrome to ever walk at Fashion Art Toronto.

I can't wait to see what's next for this exciting local designer as she continues her fashion universe take-over.

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