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 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.