Newly appointed director of jewelry design for Tory Burch, jewelry designer Justin Giunta will make his only Washington, DC appearance at Upstairs on 7th to launch his DEVIATED by Justin Giunta collection to DC’s fashion scene on Saturday, February 27th from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Guests will also be treated to styles from his trend changing Subversive Jewelry line and a champagne reception. Continuing in U7’s monthly area charity contributions, a portion of event proceeds will go towards SOHO, an art based mentoring program for pre-teen girls in Alexandria, VA.
Giunta is the mastermind behind Subversive Jewelry, which favors the use of found objects. Each piece is handcrafted of entirely vintage materials. Conceived on the premise of “more is more”, Justin Giunta says, “Subversive Jewelry is meant to challenge the traditionally held view of beauty, luxury, and value, as it is ascribed to jewelry; to undermine an established institution”. DEVIATED by Justin Giunta is his diffusion line (recently worn by the likes of Alicia Keys) with prices ranging from $85 – $550. In addition to Giunta’s new and well deserved position with Tory Burch, he was the recent recipient of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Accessory Design in 2009 and Ecco Domani’s [Italian wine] first-ever award for accessories design in 2008. Giunta has joined other icons of fashion with a collection of jewelry for major retail chain Target, debuted past runway collaborations including Rachel Roy and Chris Benz and has been recognized by fashions elite publications: ELLE, BAZAAR, W and VOGUE.
Upstairs on 7th is the upscale shopping experience that is relaxed yet inspired. A boutique for the woman who has a modern approach to dressing that is both sophisticated and individual. U7 brings the best, innovative and eco-friendly designer labels to the woman who is serious about things that really matter in life while contributing monthly to non-profits that support women/girls in the DC area. U7 stocks an inventory of American and International clothing, accessories and jewelry that enable women to act in stylish pursuit of their passions and goals.
Upstairs on 7th 555 12th St. NW (Lobby)
Washington D.C. 20004 301-351-8308
Date: February 27, 2010
Time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Upstairs on 7th [boutique], 555 12th St. NW [lobby] Washington DC
Attire: Stylish / Business Casual