SWAIA Indigenous Fashion Show 2022 Designers

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  • Lesley Hampton

    Lesley Hampton is an Anishinaabe artist and fashion designer focused on mental wellness and body neutrality in fashion through the lens of the Indigenous worldview.

    Lesley is a member of Temagami First Nation, and she identifies as an adult ‘Third Culture Kid’ with her formative years spent in Canada’s Arctic and Atlantic, Australia, England, Indonesia, and New Caledonia.

    Named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Local: Toronto list and the number one Canadian brand to keep your eye on by VOGUE, Lesley has styled campaigns for the Toronto Raptors, modelled for Nike, created custom designs for The Toronto Maple Leafs, and has been a Guest Judge on Canada’s Drag Race.

SWAIA’S INAUGURAL INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK IS COMING MAY OF 2022!

EMAIL FASHION@SWAIA.ORG TO APPLY AS A DESIGNER.

SWAIA is grateful for the exquisite designers, artists and models who put a tremendous amount of time, commitment, skills and talent into the SWAIA Fashion Shows. SWAIA is a not-for-profit Native arts organization that has been in place for over 100 years. The artists and talent are SWAIA . This year a gracious sponsor is funding the SWAIA models. For the first time, we are proud to pay the models who have been volunteering for the past 10 years. As SWAIA Fashion grows, our goal is to pay our models a top model fee, and to pay our designers. Creating a collection for the SWAIA runway is extremely costly and time-consuming. With generous future sponsors and supporters, we can make this happen!