Kirsten Ley is an award-winning Canadian couture designer who has recently launched a prêt-à-porter line. Using intuitive and sculptural techniques, she creates visceral one-of-a-kind works of art, juxtaposing structurally bound garments with the softness and translucence of fervent, flowing silks. Ley launched her eponymous label in 2017 and immediately gained sponsorship to showcase her avant garde works. In the span of just 12 months, Ley has shown three collections in seven international shows, including New York Fashion Week (FW18) and Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo (SS18), and has been featured five times in British Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Vogue China.
“Highly individual atelier pieces in verdant green and midnight black, Ley has the soul of an artist and the hands of a technician at her disposal.”
“Her combination of materials and her incredible approach to fabric manipulation teemed the entire collection, a distinguishable technique that puts her on par with the likes of Issey Miyake and Iris Van Herpen.”
“With many pieces resembling works of art, Ley’s inspiration of fashion are major statement pieces that are worthy to be labeled as art.”