THE THRIFTY DESIGNER
With a career in the fashion industry spanning over 30 years, as a fashion designer and product developer, Leslie Smith-Aragona has developed a love for, well-fitting, well-constructed garments made from high quality fabrications. The THRIFTY DESIGNER is located in the heart of the International Village here in Hamilton where Leslie upcycles top quality brands, modifies and refurbishes clothing to give them new life…what makes The THRIFTY DESIGNER different is her motto ”NEXT TO NEW”.
The THRIFTY DESIGNER seasonal collections feature original, upcycled and repurposed designs using an array of textiles to tell a story. As well, Leslie designs and makes many current fashion pieces for the store using previously loved items such as scarves, kilts, sweaters, ties and forgotten fabrics.
As a society, we so easily throw away clothing and textiles instead of looking at how to give them new life. The collection featured for “Hamilton Fashion Week 2018” was exclusively designer for the runway, showing Leslie’s creative talent, attention to detail and years of experience.
The THRIFTY DESIGNER also collaborates with other talented women in the art of upcycling with a wide selection of upcycled accessories from local ladies. “The THRIFTY DESIGNER aims to reuse, recycle, repurpose and repair quality used clothing and fabrics”.
LESLIE SMITH-ARAGONA – Owner/Designer
203 King St E
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