I've always had a ridiculous amount of respect for the business that Tory Burch has built and last September I was quite impressed with the groovier vibe her during her collection presentation. And now she's gone and upped her cool factor even more by bringing on Subversive's Justin Giunta as design director of jewelry. Not to worry the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design winner will continue to create his amazing layered baubles for Subversive, and its lower-priced companion Deviated. Phew. Says Tory to WWD of her new jewelry man, “Justin’s talent and handcrafted aesthetic will take us to the next level." Yes and yes. It will probably only take a few weeks after his first collection launches for holiday/resort before one of the necklaces becomes as ubiquitous on the streets of Manhattan as those black flats.
Report: Tory Burch Planning First Real Runway Show
Rumor has it Tory Burch is planning to stage a full-on runway show for the first time during NYFW this September. Wall Street Journal style columnist Christina Binkley tweeted last night, from a Tommy Hilfiger party in Los Angeles: "Heard from impeccable source: Tory Burch will hold her first runway show during NYFW in Sept. Plan is for Tuesday morning." Considering the way Tory's brand has grown over the years and the detailed nature of this rumor, right down to the day, we're inclined to believe it. It's a big step for Tory Burch and an indication that her brand has reached the next level of both commercial success and respect from the industry.