Jewelry designer Eddie Borgo and Lane Crawford are a great match, both occupying the same intersection of contemporary fashion and luxury.
The New York designer, who has a background in art, creates pieces that mix geometric patterns with ancient symbols to produce something exciting and avant-garde.
Browsing his collection, Eddie Borgo essentially makes conversation pieces. His jewelry designs aren’t subtle works, so much as they are statements of individuality.
The collection’s bracelets, rings, necklaces and combination pieces show ingenuity, vision, and craftsmanship.
Glancing over multiple displays at Lane Crawford’s meet-the-designer event on Wednesday, there was nothing boring to be found. Even simple geometric forms were rendered unconventional due to the choice of materials and colors.
The scarab, an ancient Egyptian symbol, was utilized in new forms and could be found dangling from several of the celebrities in attendance.
There were many highlights, but unfortunately the jewelry proved difficult to photograph due to the display cases and lighting.
The 18 karat gold collection, based on several of his classic works, were a standout, but innovation and beauty could be found in many of the pieces on display.
The designer was very friendly and stood around chatting amicably with guests about his designs. The intimate meet and greet was well-attended, filling up the jewellery section of Lane Crawford.