Lesley Hampton – Ballerina Ballgown
Part of the new Spring Summer 19 collection inspired by the work of Edgar Degas, this beautiful ballerina ballgown is ethically handmade in Toronto, Canada.
LESLEY HAMPTON is a fashion label established in Toronto, Canada specializing in luxury eveningwear and premium After 5 designs. The LESLEY HAMPTON brand is known for promoting inclusivity and diversity that represents a broader perception of beauty. Founder and creative director, Lesley Hampton has an academic background in Art Studio and Art History which she combines with her expanding technical skills to develop progressive, inspirational, comprehensive and functional  collections. Lesley has received recognition for her fashion and entrepreneurial work from the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards – 2018 Simons Fashion Design Student Award nomination, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards 2018  nomination, and City MOGULS 2018 nomination.
The LESLEY HAMPTON brand takes pride in empowering their community by donating a portion of profits and contributing time to mental health and body initiatives, including the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health and various discussion groups. LESLEY HAMPTON has been featured at international fashion showcases (South Korea, England, Canada), in feature films, television segments, and  worn by celebrities to red carpet events such as the Primetime Emmy Awards, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Canadian Screen Awards.
Reflecting on her recent London Fashion Week experience where her Spring Summer 2019 collection was introduced, Lesley said:
“Participating in the Canadian Curated Collection at London Fashion Week, located at Canada House in Trafalgar Square was incredibly eye opening to the potential for my brand, and for Canadian talent overseas. Having graduated high school in London UK at ACS Hillingdon International School, it was a very personal trip for me to return to the city I had so much personal growth in, and now having a great business milestone of showcasing my work at London Fashion Week”
In her latest Spring Summer 2019 collection Lesley is inspired by the work of Edgar Degas and the ballet, and is conceptually inspired by notions around perfectionism and what is deemed as perfect, this collection is entitled ‘Foyer de la Vice’. The garments’ compositions embody the essence of a negligee and stagewear unified to convey  the ballerina’s conflict between her internal self and external pressures. The relentless pursuit of perfectionism often precedes vices, to achieve perfection or to deal with the pressures of the unobtainable.
To learn more about Lesley Hampton and see more beautiful womenswear, please visit – www.lesleyhampton.com