Armed with a raw urban style combined with the simply classic silhouette, Jonny has a diverse background ranging from the arts to skateboarding. He is known for being the co-founder of the North Hollywood artist colony known as “The Compound,” which was launched in 1999. This led him to design for Afroman Skateboards, an icon in the underground scene. Three years later, Jonny teamed up with his friends to create Elmer Ave., his first fashion line. It was a redefinition and re-imagining of street style into high-end men's suiting with a rock-n-roll edge.
The past few years have brought Jonny even more success, as he surrounded himself with work in different areas of the field. He dressed the men's collection for Toni and Guy London alongside Alexander McQueen and even took on a role as guest judge for America’s Next Top Model. In addition, he has appeared on the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency and has had main stage Mercedes Benz Fashion Week showings. With his name being more and more familiar in the business, he has had celebrity clients call him up for clothes. Some of these are Tommy Lee, Black Eyed Peas, Paramore, and Panic! At the Disco. The self-taught designer came from humble beginnings and is inspired by experimentation itself, but is ready to take the world of fashion by storm.
Jonny is one of the contestants for Bravo’s reality series The Fashion Show, joining fourteen other aspirants in the competition of their careers. They will all be working under the guidance of three judges: internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi, four-time Grammy Award-winning performer and actress Kelly Rowland, and fashion luminary and Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis. Each designer will go head to head for a chance to have their designs sold in the retail market, with the winner going home with a $125,000 cash prize.