KEANAN DUFFTY is an award-winning British fashion designer and musician based in San Francisco. He studied fashion design at Central St. Martin's in London, was awarded a first class Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, and is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Keanan Duffty established his eponymous fashion label in 1999 with retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Barneys New York, Maxfield, Theodore, H Lorenzo and Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Lane Crawford and Joyce in Hong Kong, Harvey Nichols in London, and Beams and Journal Standard in Japan. The collection drew inspiration from subversive subcultures and mixed high fashion with youth culture, music and British iconography.
Keanan's clothes have a celebrity following that includes: David Bowie, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Bow Wow Wow, Aerosmith, The Offspring, Stray Cats, Elizabeth Jagger, Ivanka Trump, Steven Dorff, Jimmy Fallon, Smashing Pumpkins, Ashlee Simpson, Alyssa Milano, Kevin Dillon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and N'Sync.
Duffty's clothes have been featured on prominent TV shows including American Idol, Entourage, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Rock Star: Supernova and several music videos. He once designed a space suit for Martha Stewart.
In 2006, Duffty created 'England's Dreaming by Keanan Duffty' label for Target, and in 2007 Duffty designed a limited-edition men's collection inspired by David Bowie for Target stores nationwide in the USA.
Keanan co-authored the book 'Rebel Rebel Anti-Style' which was published by Rizzoli in 2009 and he is currently co-producing the documentary film 'Malcolm McLaren: Spectacular Failure'.
Duffty is Senior Director of Merchandising at the Academy of Art University, School of Fashion.