Designer Spotlight // Jean Colonna

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The 'King of Paris Downtown Chic' Jean Colonna started his design career training at the Chambre Couture School and working as an assistant to Pierre Balmain. By 1980, inspired by jewelry design, he formed his first jewelry company Comptoir du Kit with Christian Astuguevieille. To this day, Colonna still collaborates with other designers, making accessories for Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In 1985, the label Jean Colonna was created and his first collection was shown in Paris that same year.

Since then Colonna has been known to set off "fantasies of dark, smoky nightclubs, red light districts and motel rooms. Working with synthetic fabrics, he has elevated the trashy underground to the level of [high] fashion." Via FDM


Jean Colonna AW14 Sneak Peak


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