Keanan Duffty is an award-winning British fashion designer, musician, and author of Rebel Rebel Anti-Style (Rizzoli, 2009). Duffty graduated from Central Saint Martin's in London with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in fashion. Duffty is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Program Director of the MPS in Fashion Management at Parsons School of Fashion in New York.
Duffty dressed the Sex Pistols for their 2003 American tour and in 2007 collaborated with David Bowie to create a fashion collection for Target. Duffty was stylist for the 2016 CFDA Awards tribute to Bowie, featuring Tilda Swinton and Michael C. Hall, with original stage costumes created by Kansai Yamamoto and Donatella Versace.
Keanan Duffty's fashion label was established in 1999 and sold at 100+ retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Journal Standard, and Bloomingdales. Duffty has created design collaborations with Aveda, Ben Sherman, Dr. Martens, Gola, Gwen Stefani's LAMB, Moods of Norway, Reebok, John Varvatos Star USA, and is currently contributing Fashion Editor for SOMA Magazine. From 2012 to 2015 Duffty was Senior Director of the Fashion Merchandising program at San Francisco's Academy of Art University. In 2016 Duffty developed a Master's program in Fashion Business for New York University and in 2017 became Mentor for the Masters Fashion Styling program at Polimoda Institute in Florence Italy.
Keanan Duffty's music, including the albums "Total Dragon Pop" (2014) featuring Earl Slick (David Bowie) producing and playing guitars, "Killers in Glitter," with contributions from Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Clem Burke (Blondie), Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), and "Watersport: 30th Anniversary Edition" are available on iTunes, Spotify and most streaming services. Duffty hosts the Rebel Rebel show on Little Water Radio every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.