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A member of Temagami First Nation Lesley Hampton (Anishinaabe Mohawk Scottish Canadian) is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and creative director located in northern Ontario and also has ties to Akwesasne, located on the border of Ontario, Quebec, and the United States. She grew up internationally and uses her fashion and art to reclaim her identity and culture while fighting for mental health awareness, body positivity, and authentic representation in fashion, film, and media. “The ‘S’ Word” - The FW2020 collection is inspired by the reclamation of the words used to describe Native people. From growing up hearing the Pocahontas song, “Savages”, to the many new stories of Indigenous people that alienate Native people, these colonial narratives are always defined by stereotypes and are often never authentic portrayals. Wool Jacket with Train, $ 1,200.00, lesleyhampton.com

Photo credit: Billie Chiasson (IG: @billiechiasson) Model: Sarain Fox (IG: @ sarainfox)

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