Award-winning British Fashion Designer & Musician

    Keanan Duffty by Nigel Barker

    Keanan Duffty is an award-winning British fashion designer, musician and author of Rebel Rebel:Anti-Style (Rizzoli, 2009). Duffty graduated from Central St. Martin's in London with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion and is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In 2007 Duffty collaborated with David Bowie to create a Bowie inspired men's fashion collection for Target.

    Keanan Duffty established his eponymous fashion label in 1999 drawing inspiration from subversive style, underground music and British iconography. His clothes have a celebrity following that includes David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. Driven by constant evolution, Duffty has worked as design director and guest designer with Aveda, Ben Sherman, Dr. Martens, Gola, Gwen Stefani's LAMB, Reebok and Moods of Norway and as contributing Fashion Editor at SOMA Magazine.


    After twenty years in New York City, Duffty relocated to the West Coast. From 2012 to 2015 he was Senior Director of Fashion Merchandising at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He returned to New York in 2016.

    In June 2016 Keanan Duffty was named by John Varvatos as senior design director of Star USA. Duffty who will report directly to Varvatos, will oversee and manage all aspects of design of the Star USA line which includes leather jackets, graphic tees and denim. Star USA is sold at major retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as online.

    Duffty can be heard covering Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, Joy Division and Primal Scream on his most recent album “Total Dragon Pop” with Earl Slick producing and playing guitars. Duffty's music catalogue, including the albums "Killers In Glitter," with contributions from Glen Matlock and Clem Burke and ”Watersport: 30th Anniversary Edition” are available on iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, SoundCloud and most streaming services.

    Keanan Duffty by Nigel Barker
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    Malcolm McLaren speaks with Keanan about his views on fashion and involvement in the early days of the punk rock movement.

    80's Flashback

    Keanan Duffty's 1980's Flashback

    Rebel Rebel

    Tracing the roots of rebel style to the music scene, this book explores how fashionable music and "anti-fashion" icons have inspired fashion.

  • Keanan Duffty Talks David Bowie's Fashion Legacy

    Designer and musician Keanan Duffty learned a lot from his fashion collaboration for Target department stores in 2006 with rock legend and fashion icon David Bowie.

    Keanan Duffty, Bowie and Fashion Inspiration

    In fashion, few were (and still are) as inspiring as David Bowie, who will posthumously receive the Board of Director’s Tribute at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in June.

    Women's Wear Daily

    "David Bowie offered me the opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to collaborate on a men’s collection inspired by the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust and The Man Who Fell To Earth." -Keanan Duffty

    Los Angeles Times

    "When we first met, he was wearing a pair of suede shoes, ill-fitting jeans and a Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt and said something to the effect of: 'I'm not particularly interested in fashion,' and I was actually quite enlightened by that." - Keanan Duffty

    San Francisco Chronicle

    “I wouldn’t have become a designer if I hadn’t had David Bowie’s music and performances as a guiding light as a kid. I think that will be true of a lot of people. You can try and emulate him but he always moved on. No one will ever be Bowie.” - Keanan Duffty

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    Keanan Duffty Covers Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, Primal Scream & More