Katayone Adeli and Sean Barron
In 2000, Adeli launched two lower-priced offshoots: 2 by Katayone Adeli and 2 Jeans by Katayone Adeli. The clothes were available in stores like Barneys New York as well as in Adeli’s namesake boutique on Bond Street, sleekly designed by architect Richard Gluckman. The designer shut down the label in 2003—partly because, according to rumor, former president Sean Barron sold his share of the company in 2000 to start Joie.
Adeli made her name on sophisticated jeans and snappy leathers. Mixing fabrics and textures, she creates her trademark look including fitted, low-slung trousers, soft, draped blouses, cropped leather jackets, and long chiffon dresses. Adeli is best known for her amazing jeans, which boast double loops, flap pockets, streamlined eyelets, and a sassy fit.
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