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Eddie Borgo Spring 2013

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Label: Eddie Borgo

Need to Know: New York-based jewelry designer Eddie Borgo has become synonymous with urban, rock ‘n’ roll baubles. But this season, Borgo has taken his aesthetic in another direction. While many designers are looking to nineties grunge for their Spring collections, Borgo was attracted to the era’s other extreme, pulling influences from late eighties and nineties glam jewelry. His new collection is crafted entirely out of goldplated silver—a noted departure from the blackened metals and pavé crystals with which he usually works. Borgo studied the accessorized-to-the-hilt nineties editorials created by stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele and reinterpreted the era’s gilded excess for his cool, downtown client. The result? Airy Paragon Link chains in endless lengths and sizes (perfect for layering), no-nonsense geometric bracelets, Grace Jones-esque chokers, and a pair of giant link ear cuffs. This season, the designer has also created a leather and silver attaché case. He explains, “I think by this time, our girl is becoming a collector. Women are really investing in jewelry. And they should have somewhere nice to keep it.”

He says: “The collection was inspired by the styling of editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, who’s best known for her work in Vogue and Elle in the late eighties and nineties. This was a time, of course, when status jewelry, à la Chanel, Mugler, and Versace, was so relevant. The collection is an homage to the runway and status jewelry of the time and reinvents the idea of these fabulous pieces for a new customer.”

Where to find it: Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Jeffrey New York, and other select international retailers, as well as at www.eddieborgo.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Eddie Borgo

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