The latest jewelry collection from Eddie Borgo, known for his use of cones and spikes in his designs, features stackable bracelets in sterling silver as well as yellow and rose gold. Made to be mixed and matched, this collection of gorgeous baubles comes together with maximum impact to create a look that’s an eye-catching combination of glamorous and edgy. And, you can see it now at Neiman Marcus. The Eddie Borgo collection boldly fuses together a number of looks that range from classic to cutting edge; from vintage costume jewelry and the daring punk-inspired, to the upscale look of New York City Society. Borgo brings forth a new perspective on all three of these traditional styles, blending them together to create an explosive new trend.
Borgo, who has become known for his punk rock inspired designs, says his focus “is and always has been more on classic pieces, rather than the trendy. The rock-n-roll stuff is only one aspect of what I do. Much of my other work has aspects of vintage, including early American, Art Deco and Modern. I strive to design each piece so that a woman can wear it today, but then in 25 years, her daughter—even her granddaughter can wear it and it will look just as amazing.”
He got his start twelve years ago, when he began creating one-of-a-kind pieces for renowned fashion stylists, including Patti Wilson, Camilla Nickerson and Tabitha Simmons. But it was in 2008, when he was asked by designer Phillip Lim to create the jewelry for Lim’s show, that marked the official launch of Borgo’s self-named collection. An offer to design for the Marchesa show would quickly follow. Soon, Borgo would debut his brand-new women’s collection at Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Lane Crawford as well as luxury boutiques throughout the world. In 2010 he was awarded runner up in the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) VOGUE Fashion Fund, and the following year was the recipient of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Innovation in Accessory Design, as well as became the first-ever recipient of the CFDA / VOGUE Tiffany & Co. Development Grant.
Borgo continues to blaze trails with his designs—ones that woman find to be as edgy as they are timeless and as daring as they are versatile. Always striving to tap into the true essence of his clients, Borgo has been quoted as saying, “I like to stay grounded in the roots of who my customer is and to capture the spirit of the Eddie Borgo girl….It’s important to me that the jewelry makes women feel powerful and beautiful, and that it gives them strength.”
Erika Thomas is a freelance writer of publications, reviews, and copywriting. Some of her areas of expertise include style and beauty. Her work appears in Ventura Boulevard Magazine, the G.O.O.D.S., charity-focused women’s magazine AskMissA, and now LaLaScoop. In 2009 Erika recieved an Editor’s Choice Award for her Suite 101 article “Have Social Ettiquette.”