EDDIE BORGO

EDDIE BORGO

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In just three seasons, the jeweler Eddie Borgo has gone a long way toward achieving what every designer strives for: an instantly recognizable aesthetic. But he knows exactly where his interests and influences lie. Thanks to his parents’ fondness for ’70s-era rock ’n’ roll (the family pet, a black cat, was named Sabbath), Borgo has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop’s most stylish icons. “I love the way the Rolling Stones looked then,” he says. “Tough but romantic.” His punk-meets-posh jewelry, built on his penchant for classic rock style and clean geometric shapes — he has a triangle fixation that verges on the Masonic — manages to be both utterly of the moment and satisfyingly timeless. With its profusion of spikes and vertebral sinuousness, it’s also ever so slightly creepy. But that, perversely, only strengthens its appeal.

Borgo worked as a display artist and stylist and tried his hand at clothing design before realizing his true calling. “Even when I was making clothes, though, I kept making things that were accessory driven,” he says — “pullovers that had shredded necklaces sewn to them, or braided scarves attached to them.” He struck out on his own for spring 2009, with a debut collection that featured spiky cuff bracelets and tulle-covered chains. Since then, he has refined and feminized his look, though he has been careful not to tamper with its signature street-smart appeal. He has also added a men’s line and worked on a series of high-profile collaborations with designers likePhillip LimJoseph Altuzarra and Jen Kao. For spring, he has leavened his punk influences with an infusion of color — deep reds and blues inspired by stained glass and Islamic mosaics.

“What I want to do, maybe not next, but soon, is fine jewelry,” Borgo says. “I’d really like to work with sapphires and rubies, and using color in this collection was a step toward that.” But, he hastens to add, the rock ’n’ roll is here to stay. “That will always be part of the collection.”

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May 04, 2013 YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Date — May 04, 2013
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YOHJI YAMAMOTO
JUNE 28, 2012PARIS
By Matthew Schneier
“Bruised defiance” would make a nice subtitle for aYohji Yamamoto autobiography. The designer, so instrumental to the rise of Japanese fashion in the 1980′s, has fallen out of the center of fashion’s conversation—and into bankruptcy and back—in recent years, but never given up the fight. Bruised defiance was certainly the look he courted tonight, when he sent out models with black eyes and cuts on their faces. On they soldiered, and so does he. But it was hard not to notice that, though the room was full, attendance among American editors was at an all-time low. (Retailers, for the record, were somewhat better represented.) Those absent missed a solid, likable show, the main message of which was volume: billowing, shortened pants, mostly, tied off at the bottom or gathered with elastic, complemented with two-button jackets or long, thin coats. The colors were unusually lovely, too, in combinations like salmon and orange, or salmon and creamy sky blue. Still, it felt like Yohji doing Yohji. A few more surprises might help to lure some of those editors back.
Date — May 02, 2013
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Date — April 29, 2013
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WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
Date — March 08, 2013
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NEW ARRIVALS
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Date — November 02, 2007
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