Award-winning British Fashion Designer & Musician
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.