“Whenever Jean Colonna’s name is mentioned, words like ‘rock ‘n’ roll’, ‘underground ‘ and ‘icon’ crop up. Easy press fodder or not, it’s undeniably true that Jean Colonna  (born 1955) proved pivotai in pushing French fashion into cutting-edge modernity” – FASHION NOW by I-D

1987 Creation of the JEANCOLONNA label /87-88 First collections presented in photo catalogues: Bettina Rheims (’87), Stéphane Sednaoui (’88) / 1989
First show at Gymnase Japy / 1992 Acquisition of an interest in the company by Groupe Rochas / 1996 Exclusive distribution agreement for Japan with Onward/Kashiyama: licensing of accessories (leather goods, lighters, scarves, gloves, umbrellas, handkerchiefs) / 1997 Manufacturing and distribution agreement with Gibo for men’s and women’s ready-to-wear Fashion show in Tokyo / Opening of the first JEANCOLONNA boutique in Tokyo / 1998 Launch in Japan of the first eye-wear collection with Muray and of a line of Citizen watches / 1999  Men’s underwear licence greement with Gunze in Japan and Southeast Asia / 2003 Launching of the website Winter ’04 collection (photos by Bettina Rheims) and Summer ’04 collection (photos and  by Alexandre Lardeur) on the website / Since 2008 Development of a JEANCOLONNA knitwear and garment collection / Since 2010 Artistic director for the outdoor Korean brand KOLON SPORT