Designers

Fashion Biography

Jean Louis Scherrer, Fashion Designer

1962 Creation of the House JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER by Mr Jean Louis Scherrer, located at the 182, rue du Faubourg Saint Honore in Paris. The most important clients confirm the designer"s success. JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER"s jackets and cocktail"s drapped dresses in animal prints, floral and spoted prints become classics.

1971

JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER moves at the 51, avenue Montaigne and launches a Ready to Wear line, JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER BOUTIQUE, headed by the Couture House.

1978

The brand is introduced on the japenese market. The success is immediate and there are today not less than 13 JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER shops in Japan.

1979

The House launches the first fragrance, JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER ", followed by three others, SCHERRER 2 "(1986), NUITS INDIENNES "(1994) and IMMENSE (2002).

1991

JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER opens its Boutique on La Croisette in Cannes.

1992

A fur line is created, and becomes quickly one of the main goods of the House. JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER keeps growing thanks to its Accessories lines : scarves, neckties, glasses, umbrellas, shoes

1997

The creation of Haute Couture Collections, Ready to Wear and Accessories is entrusted to STEPHANE ROLLAND.
He modernizes and reactualizes elements that make the House JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER"s identity and give it a new spirit, actual and contemporary.

1999

The House JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER launches a new Ready to Wear line for men.

2000

Opening of the first JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER Boutique in Beijing China.

2002

FRANcOIS BARTHES creates FRANCE LUXURY GROUP which includes JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER which becomes the key brand.

In November of the same year, the group of ALAIN DUMENIL owner of FRANCESCO SMALTO and since December STEPHANE KELIAN, enters as a major chair holder in the financial affaires of FRANCE LUXURY GROUP.

Stephane Rolland was born in 1966 in Paris and spent his childhood in the South of France, he still loves this region , particularly rich in colors and expressive warmth.

After two years studying at l"Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, he starts working as a designer for BALENCIAGA. In 1991 he is only 25 years old, and feeling ready to branch out on his own, he creates his own firm. La Federation Francaise de la Couture gives him the opportunity to be included among the best designers, in 1995, he presents his first Autumn/Winter Collection at the Carrousel du Louvre. Six months later, his Ready to Wear line is sold in 80 shops worldwide.

In 1997, he was named JEAN LOUIS SCHERRER Art Director. He designs Haute Couture, Ready to Wear and Accessory lines.

Stephane Rolland modernizes elements which make the House"s identity, giving it a new spirit, more up to date, more contemporary.

At the end of 2001, the Haute Couture is multiplied by six, with 70% of the clients aged under 30.

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