Jewelry Designer Eddie Borgo | Inspired by Modern Art & Architecture

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Eddie Borgo, Jewelry Designer
Jewelry Designer, Eddie Borgo.

Launched in 2008, New York-based Eddie Borgo Jewelry is today considered a top American fashion jewelry brand. Founder and head jewelry designer Eddie Borgo draws inspiration from shapes and symbols in modern art and architecture, creating collections “that challenge our ideas of classicism and luxury.”

Borgo challenges new ideas of modernity in jewelry, sculpture, and objets d’art in what he calls an “exploration of adornment.” Known for fusing high-end and street sensibilities in every piece he creates, Borgo has legions of fans including stylists, fashion influencers and magazine editors who adore his timeless and affordable jewelry.

“My collection is really a continuous study in geometric classicism; architectural and graphic shapes are always something I have been attracted to. I am most inspired by Modern Art. My favorite artists include Tony Smith, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Richard Serra. I appreciate Art as structure.” — eddieborgo.com

Eddie Borgo’s newest women’s collection adapts vintage design elements with modern themes of outer space and technology.
Eddie Borgo’s newest women’s collection adapts vintage design elements with modern themes of outer space and technology.

A Meteoric Rise

Borgo began his exploration of adornment as a college student. His fascination with symbolism in jewelry evolved with his education, and during this time period he created one-off pieces.

After being introduced to several stylists and editors, he was commissioned to create jewelry for the runway shows of Marchesa, Joseph Altuzarra, and Proenza Schouler. Borgo formally launched a collection under his own name in the Spring-Summer 2008 season.

In 2010, Borgo was named runner-up in the (Council of Fashion Designers of America) CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. In 2011, he won the CFDA Swarovski Award for innovation in accessory design and was a co-recipient of the first-ever CFDA/Vogue Tiffany & Co. Development Grant.

Rose Gold-tone Safety Chain Necklace and Prickle Earring
In addition to modern art, Eddie Borgo jewelry celebrates Americana, the history of rock and roll, and the heritage of New York City. Featured: Rose Gold-tone Safety Chain Necklace and Prickle Earring.

Where to Find It

The Eddie Borgo jewelry collection is now sold at more than 200 retailers worldwide including boutiques in Toronto, London, Paris, Milan, Moscow, Istanbul, Dubai, Riyadh, Seoul, Taiwan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne.

Select pieces from the collection, starting at $175, are available online through www.net-a-porter.com.

All images courtesy of EddieBorgo.com.

 

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