After selling his his uptown pearl parrures to well heeled clients all over Canada, New York and Germany, two times Swarovski Award finalist Jon de Porter presents his 2024 Cruise Collection at Lavelle (627 King Street West, Toronto) in an unprecedented Yorkville meets King West show taking place June 29, 2023.

De Porter is known for his modern take on 20th century classics and has been a well kept quiet luxury secret of Toronto’s stealth wealth crowd for the past decade. The Montreal born, Toronto based fashion designer, is a two time CAFA finalist with over two decades of experience in the fashion industry. He believes that the industry itself cannot be changed; rather, individuals must find their place within it. 

In 2014, he delved into the world of jewelry design after an impromptu visit to a Chinese pearl market during a 24-hour unexpected layover.  Jon’s inspirational career is shaped by his ability to adapt to the ever-changing nature of the Canadian fashion scene, all while remaining true to his commitment to excellence. Recognized for the chic aesthetic of his elevated classic taste, Jon’s fashion and jewelry designs are suited for the accomplished woman. 

Recognized for the chic aesthetic of his elevated classic taste, the designer’s line of pearl jewelry is sold at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, and other international retailers from New York to Germany. There’s also a necklace piece at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum.

Jon de Porter’s 2024 Cruise Collection Showcase – June 28, 2023 5:30pm til late, Lavelle (627 King Street West, Toronto)

Refreshments by Freixenet’s new premium Prosecco DOC

Live performances by artists from the Canadian Opera Company

Beauty by Radford Studio

Models by Ciotti


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