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Sep
2006

CouteurDesigns: Jhane Barnes Eyewear

Smart Fashion for Men

Photographed by ROBERT GERHARDT/BLACK BOX STUDIO

Couteur Designs, a division of the Kenmark Group, launches Jhane Barnes Eyewear, its first men’s designer collection. An upscale, modern ophthalmic line, it consists of two collections— Jhane Barnes Axiom and Jhane Barnes Platinum. Axiom contains 15 frames, ranging in shapes from trendy to architectural. Materials are metal, including titanium and beta titanium, and zyl. The Platinum collection consists of six high-fashion ophthalmic frames constructed from titanium with heavy gold and palladium plating one Platinum style has a zyl front. Custom Jhane Barnes patterns have been replicated and laser etched into the temples in both collections. Each frame, inspired by the designer’s furniture cubes, is finished with a signature Jhane Barnes square temple tip, featuring four stainless-steel the smart approach she brings to her designs—innovative of fabrics, fibers and an appreciation of artisan and ancient crafts. Today her menswear products include sportswear, tailored clothing and a variety of accessories. Barnes also designs textiles, carpets and furniture. Among her numerous awards is the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) Menswear Design Award.




 

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