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.
Duffty told The San Francisco Chronicle: “I will remember my time at the Academy of Art as one of the most important experiences of my professional career. I wish students and alumni continued success in their journey to become the future stars of fashion.” Among Duffty’s proudest accomplishments was the opening of the school’s SHOP657 on Sutter Street in San Francisco, where students operated the boutique and sold alumni brands.
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.