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Christian

Johnston

Co-founder and Lead Creative | GLD

Christian Johnston is the Co-founder and Lead Creative of GLD, the Miami based global fashion brand renowned for its male jewelry. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Christian is a self-taught designer whose pieces are worn by entertainers such as Wiz Khalifa, ASAP Rocky, Cardi B and Justin Bieber and counts sports stars such as Paul Pogba, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant amongst its fans. Under Christian’s leadership GLD transitioned from a two-man operation out of a cardboard box in 2015 to a brand headquartered in a 12,000 square foot facility in Miami, on track to clear a 2020 turnover of $50 million. GLD has exclusive licensing deals with the MLB, the NBA as well as Marvel. Christian’s instinctive understanding of craft, materials and styling, combined with an intrinsic comprehension of his audience, places him in a tradition that stretches from Alexander McQueen to James Jebbia.

Appears in:

The New Storytellers: GLD Jewelry

22/10/2020 - 15:00 - 15:10 (BST)