Designer Profile: Jay Ahr

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 22, 2009

Looking for the perfect dress? We’ll like to introduce you to Jay Ahr.


The designer behind Jay Ahr is 32 year old Belgian born Jonathan Riss.  Jonathan’s rise to fame can be attributed to his gorgeous and exquisite dresses designed for rock chicks, think Bianca Jagger and Anita Palleberg, that are as comfortable as they are show-stopping. He loved the idea of women wearing dresses all the time and decided to focus only on designing dresses.

Launched in 2005, Jonathan Riss, started designing jersey T-shirt dresses and later evening wear where he discover his niche. Paris-based, Reiss is a genius when it comes to dresses. Based on the philosophy that dresses are to be worn everyday, Riss has dedicated his talent to creating beautiful dresses that are equally comfortable and easy to wear. The results,  a wide range of dresses for day, show-stopping numbers and an exquisite wedding and evening gowns line that we would gladly cramp our wardrobe full of, one for every day

His dresses are stocked at Bergdorf Goodman,Harrods, Net-a-Porter and at over 40 stores worldwide including his private salon at 801 Madison Avenue and at Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong.

Where to Buy?

Harvey Nichols
G/F – 5/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd, Central
Tel: 3695 3388




Leave a Reply