designer JEAN CLAUDE POITRAS
city of operation MONTREAL
Jean-Claude Poitras has won numerous design awards, including the Moda del Amo Award (California, 1981), the Fil d’Or (Monte Carlo, 1989) and the Canadian Menstyle Award (Toronto, 1990). He received the Order of Canada in 1995 and the Ordre national du Québec in 1996. He is a member of Style magazine’s Hall of Fame and has been a director of the Matinée Fashion Foundation since 1992.
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Just like himself, the Poitras style has evolved, yet still retains a characteristic fluidness of line and shape. After 30 years spent dressing both men and women, Poitras began taking a more multidisciplinary approach, transposing his art to interior design. Strong supporter of Québec fashion, he received the Medal of the Order of Canada in 1995 and the Griffe d’or, for his entire body of work, in 2000. Today, through his designs, conferences and writings, Jean-Claude Poitras continues to communicate his passion for fashion and love of beauty