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  • Keanan Duffty

    Associate Professor of Fashion

    Profile:

    Keanan Duffty is Program Director of the Masters in Professional Studies, Fashion Management, at Parsons School of Design and author of ‘Rebel Rebel-Anti Style’ (Rizzoli, 2009). Duffty graduated from Central Saint Martins with a Bachelor of Arts degree, first class honors, in fashion. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the CFDA Education Committee and the CFDA Elaine Gold Launch Pad, a unique creative entrepreneurship program which provides focused design x business mentorship with milestone based micro-awards encouraging participants to embed sustainability, technology, and innovation within their ethos and to explore new business models, creating value through new ways of designing, making, merchandising, producing, selling, and storytelling. 

    Duffty's namesake fashion label was established in 1999 and sold at 150 premium retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Journal Standard, Barneys New York and Bloomingdales. In 2007 Duffty personally collaborated with David Bowie to create a fashion collection for Target. Bowie by Keanan Duffty sold at 1200 stores throughout the USA. Duffty brings 25+ years of experience working with some of the fashion industry’s leading companies and collaborating with global brands including Aveda, Ben Sherman, Dr. Martens, Gola, Gwen Stefani's LAMB, Moods of Norway, Reebok, John Varvatos and as contributing Fashion Editor at San Francisco based SOMA Magazine. Duffty was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award (2003) and was a Woolmark Award US finalist (2012).

    Duffty was invited to be the stylist CFDA Awards 2016 posthumous tribute to David Bowie, featuring Tilda Swinton, Michael C. Hall and original costumes by Kansai Yamamoto and Donatella Versace.


     

    Degrees Held:

    Bachelor of Arts, 1st (honors) Fashion.

    Professional Affiliations:

    Council of Fashion Designers of Amercia Member (since 2007).

    Council of Fashion Designers of Amercia Education Committee Member.

    Elaine Gold Launch Pad Board Member.

    Recent Publications:

    Author: Rebel Rebel-Anti Style (2009 Rizzoli US/Adelita UK) ISBN-10: 0789318105

    Contributor: David Bowie: A Life (Dylan Jones, 2017, Crown Archetype) ISBN-10: 045149783X

    Contributor: #Fashion! (2015 Assouline) ISBN-10: 2759404056

    Contributor: American Fashion Travel (2012, Assouline) ISBN-10: 2759405095

    Contributor: When Ziggy Played Guitar (Dylan Jones, 2012, Random House)

    Contributor: American Fashion Designers at Home (2010, Assouline) ISBN-10: 2759404714

    Contributor: American Fashion Cookbook: 100 Designers' Best Recipes (2009, Assouline).

    Contributor: American Fashion Menswear (2009, Assouline) ISBN-10: 2759404099

    Contributor: The Look, Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion (2006, Adelita UK) ISBN-10: 0955201705

     

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