The Founder

Vanessa Lawson was born in Monrovia, Liberia and raised in the metro area of Minnesota. After the passing of her grandmother, she shortly began her undergrad studies at the University of Kansas. There, she developed an interest in fashion and entrepreneurship.

Porte Celestial is a Minneapolis based clothing brand providing custom made clothes. A hybrid of West African and American fashion. Every design is customized to compliment our customers’ style and body type. We believe every size is the right size and everyone has an inner designer within them.

Porte is her family’s maiden name and Celestial represents her loved ones who passed. As a homage to her grandmother and family members, Porte Celestial was created.