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  • Keanan Duffty

    Director, MPS Fashion Management and Associate Professor of Fashion

    Profile:

    Keanan Duffty is Program Director of the Masters in Professional Studies-Fashion Management and Associate Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design. Duffty graduated from Central Saint Martins with a Bachelor of Arts degree, first class honors, in fashion. He is author of ‘Rebel Rebel-Anti Style’ (Rizzoli, 2009), a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and a member of both 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 global 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 leading fashion companies and 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. 

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

    凯南·达菲(Keanan Duffty)是帕森斯设 计学院时尚管理硕士专业进修学院主任。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。 达菲以最优等成绩毕业于中央圣马丁艺术 设计学院,获得一等荣誉文学士学位。此外,他还是美国服装设计师协会( CDFA)成员。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、宾舍曼 、马汀大夫、Gola、Gwen Stefani's LAMB、挪威潮牌、锐步和约翰·瓦维托斯 等全球潮牌合作。1999年,凯南·达菲创办了同名时尚品牌 ,旗下时装潮品在波道夫·古德曼、香港 连卡佛、日本Journal Standard、布鲁明 戴尔、巴尼斯纽约等150家精品店都有售 。2007年,他与利丰集团签订了为期三年的 合资协议,完成KD品牌时装的预期目标。

    Photo: © Lina Bertucci

    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 (Duffty, K. 2009 Rizzoli/Adelita UK) ISBN-10: 0789318105

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

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

    Cover: New Romantics The Look (Rimmer, D. Omnibus Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (October 30, 2013) ISBN-10: 1783053119

    Contributor: American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go  (Furstenberg, D.V. 2012, Assouline) ISBN-10: 2759405095

    Contributor: When Ziggy Played Guitar (Jones, D. 2012, Random House) ISBN: 9781786090638

    Contributor: Impact, 50 Years of CFDA ( Mears, P. Horyn, C. 2012. Harry N Abrams)  ISBN-10: 9781419702310

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

    Contributor: Bowie: A Biography (Spitz,M  2010. Three Rviers Press) ISBN-10: 0307716996

    Contributor: American Fashion Cookbook: 100 Designers' Best Recipes (Marsch, L. 2009, Assouline) ISBN-10:2759404056

    Contributor: Lemon 4th Issue. Heroes: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore. (Grady, K. Metcalf, C.2009, Gum) ASIN: B004L1ZR48

    Contributor: American Fashion Menswear (Bryan, R.E. 2009, Assouline) ISBN-10: 2759404099

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

    Contributor: I Am Plastic (Budnitz, P. Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition November 1, 2006) ISBN-10: 0810958465

    Contributor: Fashion Designer Survival Guide (Gehlhar, M 2005. Kaplan) ISBN-10: 1427797102

    Awards And Honors:

    Fashion Group International Rising Star Award 2003.

    President's Award for Creative Vision. Academy of Art University, 2010.

    International Woolmark Prize US Finalist 2012: https://www.woolmarkprize.com/news/final-10-usa-nominee-announcement/ 

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