Award-winning British Fashion Designer & Musician

    Keanan Duffty by Anthony Friend

    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 degree in fashion and is he 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. Duffty was curator of the fashion segment for the 2016 CFDA Awards tribute to Bowie, featuring Tilda Swinton and Michael C. Hall, with original Bowie stage costumes by Kansai Yamamoto and Donatella Versace.

    Keanan Duffty's fashion label was established in 1999 and sold to international retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford and Bloomingdales. Duffty has worked as Design Director and Guest Designer for Aveda, Ben Sherman, Dr. Martens, Gola, Gwen Stefani's LAMB, Reebok, Moods of Norway, John Varvatos Star USA and as contributing Fashion Editor for SOMA Magazine. From 2012 to 2015 Duffty was Senior Director of Fashion Merchandising at Academy of Art University. In 2016 he created a Masters program in Fashion Business for New York University.

    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. Duffty hosts the Rebel Rebel show on Little Water Radio every Tuesday from 6-8PM.


    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