“My clients are accomplished women. They are smart and know what suits them. What I make has to work for them and not the other way around. I don't get away with anything less than excellence and that's what made me the designer that I am today”
—Jon De Porter
Jon De Porter’s career has been shaped by his ability to evolve to adapt to the ever-changing nature of the Canadian fashion/retail scene. In 2014 the Montreal-born designer delved into the world of jewellery design after an impromptu visit to a Chinese pearl market during a 24 hour unexpected layover. De Porter is now making in a foray into womenswear after watching his regular clients escaping to warmer climates during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recognised for the chic aesthetic of his elevated classic taste, the designer was a finalist for the CAFA 2015 and 2017 Swarovski award for emerging talent in accessory design for his line of pearl jewellery sold at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, Indigo.ca and other international retailers from New York to Germany