J.Crew’s Studded Glam

Courtesy of Eddie Borgo for J.Crew.



Eddie Borgo’s Rock n’ Roll inspired six piece limited-edition collection is now available online at J.Crew.  Launched in honor of the designer’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up win, the collection is just as edgy as the pieces found in his own line and more affordable.

A leather bow-pin, dotted with gold-plated brass studs, retails at $38, while a fringed, mesh-pocket necklace (the most expensive of the batch) rings in at $175.  [Fashionologie]

These accessories can take any outfit to the next level. I’m in love with the cuffs.  The warm ivory leather cuff is by far my favorite. The mixture of the gold and the ivory studs gives the cuff softness. I can just picture myself strutting my stuff with a pair of jeggings, a loose V-neck tee, and my new pair of gunmetal (that’s the brand not the color) sandals.

Eddie Borgo spoke about his inspiration with Stylist:

StyleList: What was your inspiration for your most recent collection? What do the symbols you used — like the padlock — represent to you?
Eddie Borgo: My collection plays with the ideas we have of subculture, and then how those subcultures trickle up into the luxury and fashion market. I have looked a lot at the history of rock ‘n’ roll, as well as punk rock and glam rock, in New York City. I am interested in the many ways that music has helped to shape history. Also, I want to identify symbols that we relate to the different realms of NYC culture — how and why a padlock around someone’s neck can immediately establish their identity. My aesthetic has to do with the idea of high-end meets street. The SS11 collection was highly inspired by Madonna’s book “Sex” by Fabien Baron, a high fashion interpretation of sexuality and its subcultures. I reconsidered metal fetish hardware by taking bondage cuffs, piercings, padlocks, and latches and making them sophisticated through the use of fine jewelry techniques. This S+M aesthetic is softened with the use of Lapis, Labradorite and Howlite.

For the rest of the interview see [Stylist]