Eddie Borgo’s Bondage Inspired J.Crew Collection

Accessories / Fashion / June 21, 2011

The young and talented jeweler Eddie Borgo has launched a six-piece, limited edition jewelry collection exclusively for J.Crew.

The collection was created in celebration of Borgo’s nomination for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize and includes pieces that are both edgy, yet approachable and made for every day wear.

Consisting of black and neutral colored bracelets plentiful with gold studs, spikes and iridescent pearls, a gold mesh stud necklace, and a padlock necklace with earrings to match, each piece is a punk rock/glam hybrid inspired by the leather and chains of S&M.

The contrast of the preppy style of J.Crew with the suggestion of S&M bondage leather may seem a bit strange, but oddly enough, Borgo’s juxtaposition of the two styles works, giving the line an edgy and rock n’ roll aesthetic.

In an interview with StyleList, Borgo explains that he wanted to make the cuffs, padlocks, piercings, latches, and everything else which is typically associated with bondage, and turn it into sophisticated and chic pieces of jewelry.

And when asked about how he thinks his own personal style would blend with the more conservative aesthetic of J.Crew, Borgo replied, “I think that modern women have a real ability to experiment with fashion, and brands like J.Crew provide the accessibility to try new things. I like the many juxtapositions that exist today in fashion — it is nice to see mixtures of ideas and sensibilities.”

Borgo’s line is available on J.Crew’s website with prices that will not, ahem, punish your wallet. The leather bow pin dappled with gold studs is a mere $38, while the most expensive piece is the aforementioned mesh pocket necklace retailing for $175.


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Rhi Strayer
Rhi Strayer is currently obsessed with Jeffrey Campbell shoes, sparkles, studs, and anything having to do with Lady Gaga.




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