You may recall we announced the winners of this year's Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. And wait, it gets better. We were able to pick the brain of one winner, Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry. You may recognize his name and off-kilter designs from the pages of Vogue, W and NYLON, to name a few. This Pittsburgh native has dabbled in painting, fashion, industrial design, but has (sort of) settled on jewelry design. He now lives and works in New York City. I'm sure we'll only see more of Justin and Subversive, in the meantime, a few Fab words . . .
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere. I am perpetually inspired by Art History and Contemporary Design.
What's been the biggest challenge for you?
Balancing all the girls who want to be my dates for the Balls! Of course.
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Any upcoming collaborations we can look forward to?
Must wait and see. "The best is yet to come"
What's in store for 2008?
A divergence from the norm, lots of embroidered chains and jewels.
What's best the best part of being an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winner?
It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation in the Accessories category. My professional platform has always been to site that accessories are as influential in the industry as clothing. The introduction of this award category is a testament to this, and I am thrilled to have received it.