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Keanan Duffty is an award-winning British fashion designer, musician, and educator. Duffty is the author of "Rebel Rebel Anti-Style" (Rizzoli/Universe, 2009), a member Council of Fashion Designers of America, and CFDA Education Committee member. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in London with a Bachelor of Arts degree 1st class honors, in fashion. Duffty dressed the Sex Pistols for their 2003 American tour and in 2006 he collaborated with David Bowie to create a fashion collection for the US retailer Target. Duffty was the stylist for the 2016 CFDA Awards tribute to Bowie, featuring Tilda Swinton and Michael C. Hall with costumes by Kansai Yamamoto and Donatella Versace. He is the founding Director of the Masters in Fashion Management program at Parsons School of Fashion in New York.

Keanan Duffty's namesake fashion collection was established in 1998, shown at New York Fashion Week until 2010, and sold at 150 stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Barneys New York, Harvey Nichols London, Lane Crawford Hong Kong, Baycrews, and Journal Standard in Japan. Duffty has collaborated with Aveda, Ben Sherman, Dr. Martens, Gola, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B, Reebok and worked as Design Director for John Varvatos Star ★ USA and Moods of Norway. Duffty was fashion editor-at-large for SOMA Magazine from 2014-2019 and he is regularly featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and WWD, and Business of Fashion. Duffty has written stories about Diesel's Stefano Rosso, CFDA President Steven Kolb, Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire).

From 2008 to 2011 Duffty co-hosted "The Juice" on Emmy Award-Winning Plum TV where he interviewed Gore Vidal, Donna Karan, Laura Dern, Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Elvis Costello, Mark Ronson, Perry Farrell, Malcolm McLaren, Edward Norton, Taraji P Henson, Alec Baldwin, Courtney Cox and Chase Crawford of Gossip Girl. Duffty was the mentor on TLC's "Faking It: From Fatigues to Fashionista" and he was featured on MTV, Video Fashion, E! Entertainment, and Behind the Velvet Ropes. Duffty hosted radio shows on Little Water Radio, Sirius XM Radio, East Village Radio and appeared as a guest on founding Sex Pistol Steve Jones' radio show "Jonesy's Jukebox".

Duffty has given lectures at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo Japan, Polimoda in Florence Italy, and in the USA at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Academy of Art University, Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Hastings University, Fordham Fashion Law, Marist College, LIM College, and the Brooklyn Museum.

Keanan Duffty is lead singer in the band Slinky Vagabond, originally formed in 2007 alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Clem Burke (Blondie), and Earl Slick (David Bowie/John Lennon), with Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), providing backing vocals on their cover of Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging", featured on the 2007 album "Hero: The Main Man Tribute to Davie Bowie." Slinky Vagabond made their debut in May 2007 at the Joey Ramone annual Birthday Bash held at Irving Plaza NYC. In 2008, XS games launched Pop Star Guitar for the Wii and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Songs included "Glitterbug" from Slinky Vagabond.

Duffty performed at the Marc Bolan 30th Anniversary show at the Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, NYC in September 2007 alongside Patti Smith, Scissor Sisters, Moby, Lloyd Cole, and the New York Dolls. On April 18, 2008, Duffty performed with Clem Burke at the opening of the John Varvatos boutique in the former CBGB's at 315 Bowery. The line-up featured performances by Slash, Tom Morrello, Joan Jett, Alan Vega, Ronnie Spector, Ian Hunter, and Cheetah Chrome.

Keanan Duffty's music is available on Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, Tidal, Soundcloud, and Apple Music. The latest Slinky Vagabond album "King Boy Vandals" (2021) was written and recorded in collaboration with Fabio Fabbri and features performances by Midge Ure (co-founder, Live Aid/Visage/Ultravox), Dave Formula (Magazine/Visage), Richard Fortus (Psychedelic Furs/Guns n' Roses), David Torn (David Bowie/David Sylvian), Tony Bowers (Durutti Column/Simply Red), Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash).

From 2016-2018 Duffty hosted the 'Rebel Rebel' show on Little Water Radio in New York City. The archived shows are available via Mixcloud.
凯南·达菲(Keanan Duffty)是帕森斯设计学院时尚管理硕士专业的创始人及主任 。他毕业于英国中央圣马丁艺术设计学院服装设计专业,并获得一等 荣誉文学士学位。他是屡获英国时装设计大奖的设计师,同 时也是 教育家和Rebel Rebel Anti-Style(Rizzoli出版社,2009年)的作 者。此外,他还是美国服装设计师协会(CFDA)和协会Elai ne Gold Launch Pad的成员。Elaine Gold Launch Pad 是一个意将商业与设计结合的创业项目。通过给参与者阶段 性任务和奖励的方式,鼓励他们将环保、技术和创新融入他们的设计 精髓之中,并在设计、制作、生产、销售和讲述品牌故事的过程中产 生更多的价值。

1999年,凯南·达菲创办了其同名时尚品牌 ,旗下时装潮品在 波道夫·古德曼(Bergdorf Goodman)、连卡佛(Lane Crawford)、日本Journal Standard、布鲁明戴尔(Bloomingdales)、 巴尼斯纽约(Barneys New York)等150家精品店都有售 。2007年,他与摇滚音乐 家大卫·鲍伊(David Bowie)合作为塔吉特集团(Target Corporation) 设计了一系列服装,此系列在美国的1 200多家门店有售。达菲在服装行业领先时尚企业拥有长达25 年以上的工作经验,曾与艾凡达(Aveda)、宾舍曼(Ben Sherman)、Dr.Martens、Gola、Gwen Stefani's LAMB、Moods of Norway、锐步和约翰·瓦维托斯(John Varvatos)等全球潮牌合作。同时,他也是创立于旧金山的 SOMA杂志的时尚编辑顾问。

2016年,达菲被邀请成为美国服装设计协会颁奖典礼的造型师以 追思大卫·鲍伊(David Bowie)。此颁奖典礼不仅有知名演员蒂尔达·斯文顿( Tilda Swinton)、迈克尔·C·霍尔(Michael C. Hall)出席,且有日本鬼才设计师山本宽斋(Kansai Yamamoto)和范思哲创意总监多纳泰拉·范思哲( Donatella Versace)亲自设计的服装。


by Keanan Duffty
by Keanan Duffty
by Keanan Duffty
by Keanan Duffty
by Keanan Duffty


Tracing the roots of rebel style to the music scene, this book explores how fashionable music and "anti-fashion" icons like David Bowie, Gwen Stefani and The Sex Pistols have inspired fashion. Available free on Issuu.


"King Boy Vandals" by Slinky Vagabond Out Now!


A collection of videos featuring Keanan Duffty


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