This Indigenous designer's gowns are turning heads on the red carpet — and busting down barriers
At 25, Canadian fashion designer Lesley Hampton is already a big deal in the industry
Originally published on January 14, 2020
When etalk anchor Lainey Lui set foot on the Golden Globes red carpet wearing this gown, she instantly made waves and found herself on a number of best-dressed lists.
The Telegraph, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and Queer Eye's Karamo Brown all raved about her look. Lui responded by saying, "I'm a Canadian-Asian woman and I wanted to wear an Indigenous designer's work."
WATCH | Lesley Hampton's full interview with q host Tom Power:
That designer is 25-year-old Lesley Hampton, who started her own clothing line three years ago when she was still in college.
She joined q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about how she uses fashion to work through tough issues, from body positivity to mental health.
— Produced by Jennifer Warren