Toronto-based fashion designer Thien Le is an artist of many trades. Seven years ago, his natural talent for capturing line, colour, style and texture in his fashion creations raised celebrity eyebrows and captured media attention.

During his youth, Thien’s artistic energy was expressed through sculpture and painting. Continuing from a family line of custom tailors, fashion became the vehicle for his visual creativity. In 1998, Thien graduated from the International Academy of Design and received the Best Evening Wear Designer award. Having refined his skills from his work experience in visual merchandising and costuming at the Canadian Opera Company, Thien Le launched his own label in 1999.

Thien Le is very Canadian; although he is often better known in the fashion worlds of Honk Kong, Los Angeles and New York, he has recently become one of the most celebrated fashion designers in Toronto.

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Shirley Douglas, Colm Feore, Barbara Hershenhorn, Iman, Polly Shannon, Wendy Crewson, Elisha Cuthbert, Leelee Sobieski and Tia Carrera

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