CJG Design by CJ Golden, who was inspired by bondage and leather culture, Pride Month of October, and spirituality, featured O-Ring hardware and leather-inspired marine vinyl straps to evoke the look of harnesses in his PRIDE Tantrix collection. The edgy side-strap details were contrasted by fishnet overlaying contrasting fabric, some of which featured galaxy prints inspired by intergalactic and spirituality themes.
The German designer came to the states in his childhood, and has a background is in underwear, swimwear, resort and club wear, but is presenting a swimwear capsule for PBSW. CJ has been designing since high-school and since 2010 professionally, and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising. He designs for the “fashion-forward guy, someone who doesn’t mind taking risks…is ok with colors and fun fabric combinations.” He says his designs will feature european cuts, speedos and square-cut trunks: “it shows off the male physique but it’s still going to be comfortable and sexy…board-shorts are boring!” CJG Designs retail from $50-100, are one-of-kind or limited runs made by him. You can see CJ’s designs and reach him at Facebook.com/CJGoldenCJG, Instagram @CJG_Design, and Twitter @CJG_Design.
Interview with Fashion Designer CJ Golden, of CJG Design