Photograph yCourtesy of RE/SET

Meet the Makers: Victoria Hayes

Get to know the designers behind this season's Toronto Fashion Week in collaboration with RESET

Label: Victoria Hayes

Designer Name(s): Victoria Hayes

Hometown: Toronto

Zodiac sign: Libra 

Year you created your label: 2017


Describe your label in three words

Feminine, Subversive, Celebratory 

What made you first want to be a designer? 

Watching Fashion Television with Jeanne Beker as a kid.

When you decided to become designer, what is one thing you had no idea you’d have to do?

Forgo sleeping.

If you could have anyone in the world wear your collection, who would it be? 


What is one place or location that inspires you?

New York City (which I’ve called home for the past 8 years).  

What would you consider the highlight of your career so far? 

Seeing my garments worn by some of my favorite celebrities like Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys has been really exciting.  Doing a custom look for Andra Day for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards was definitely a highlight.  

What are you most looking forward to about Toronto Fashion Week in collaboration with RE\SETTM

My first official fashion presentation! All my previous collections have been presented in lookbook format, I have actually never done a fashion week presentation before. Looking forward to sharing my work in Toronto.

Victoria Hayes is showing at 5:00pm on September 4th, 2018 at Yorkville Village (136 Avenue Road).