Giunta and the Art of Affordable Jewelry

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Giunta and the Art of Affordable Jewelry

Sometimes a necklace is just a necklace. Sometimes it’s a piece of art.

One of these things is not like the other one: CFDA/Vogue fashion fund finalist. Recipient of the inaugural accessories prize from the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation. Downtown darling with a healthy roster of celebrity fans. Available now at a Target store near you.

Lucky for us, Justin Giunta—an emerging designer who recently wowed the fashion elite with his first formal show at Cipriani—is bringing his lusted-after line, Subversive Jewelry, to the masses as part of a limited-edition accessories collaboration with Target. “In my work I am always drawing parallels between art history and modern design to explore themes of fine art and commercial design,” he has said. “The only difference between the two seems to be where you sell it.”

Like previous efforts, his effortlessly cool, vintage-inspired pieces are strongly influenced by a “more is more” outlook on life, playfully toeing the art/fashion divide. What sets them apart—Giunta never sacrifices wearability for visual impact. And while the eclectic necklaces, bracelets and earrings all look deceptively similar to his luxe mixed media pieces, nothing in this collection will cost you more than 60 bones.

“For me, Subversive stands for an alternative way of appreciating beauty and adornment,” he has said. “It is a pursuit of art and fashion at the same time.”

Now that’s double duty you can sign us up for.

Subversive for Target will be available on Target.com and at select stores through July 20th.
By Caroline Stanley
Photo Courtesy of Gen Art Pulse