TORY’S NEW GEM: Justin Giunta of Subversive has been named design director of jewelry at Tory Burch, with his first collection slated for holiday-resort, WWD has learned. “I have always been passionate about jewelry, and it’s a category we want to expand,” said Burch of her new hire. “Justin’s talent and handcrafted aesthetic will take us to the next level.” For his part, Giunta will continue to design and operate his own collections, including Deviated by Justin Giunta, his new lower-price line. Since launching Subversive in 2003, Giunta’s piled on, collagelike approach to design has garnered plaudits, including the CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Accessories Design in 2009 and Ecco Domani’s first-ever award for accessories design in 2008. While his position at Tory Burch marks Giunta’s first long-term gig with another house, his past runway collaborations include Chris Benz and Trovata. He’s also done a collection for Target.
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