The who’s who of Toronto’s fashion scene and society pages put their best Manolo-clad foot forward and hit the Bata Shoe Museum on Tuesday, May 15 for a glamorous party to celebrate the arrival of the anticipated Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes exhibit.
Toronto designer Lesley Hampton is not only making headlines for her red carpet-worthy creations, but also for the attention she’s attracting to important issues like mental health, body positivity, and inclusivity.
Earlier this month, Hampton wowed attendees of Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW) with a show that featured models cast on personality rather than physical appearance, bodies of all sizes, and a collection of clothing inspired by mental health struggles.
We recently caught up with the designer backstage.
Starting off 2018 in style, 55 Avenue Road’s Yorkville-Village opened its doors to Toronto Fashion Week – and the Fall/Winter season has never looked so good! The 3-day festival, in Toronto’s most prestigious and stylish luxury neighborhood, welcomed designers, influencers, the who’s-who of Canadian fashion, and fashion lovers alike. Traditional runways, paired with studio presentations and designer showrooms, created a unique atmosphere of the here and now.