Keanan Duffty is an award winning British fashion designer and musician based in New York City. Duffty studied fashion design at Central St. Martin's in London, and was awarded a first class Bachelor of Arts degree with honors.
Duffty has always believed that music and fashion go hand in hand and he was a founding member of the British Punk band Sordid Details. Formed in 1978, when Keanan was 14 years old, Sordid Details built a strong reputation in the North of England and were heavily influenced by the Sex Pistols, for whom Duffty would later design stage clothes.
Keanan Duffty established his eponymous fashion label in 1999. Over 70 premium specialty retailers carry the collection including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Lounge in New York, Maxfield, Theodore, H Lorenzo and Fred Segal in LA, Lane Crawford and Joyce in Hong Kong, Harvey Nichols in London, and Beams and Journal Standard in Japan.
Duffty's clothes have been featured on prominent TV shows including American Idol, Entourage, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Rock Star: Supernova and several music videos. Duffty also designs the clothes for his rock band Slinky Vagabond.
From 2000 to 2003 Duffty had an immensely successful collaboration with Reebok in one of the first designer sneaker collaborations in the industry. Collaborated with Gola, Dr. Martens and Alfred Sargent footwear.
In 2003 Duffty won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award, dresses the Sex Pistols and Aerosmith for their American tours, and stages a runway show using Barbie dolls on a conveyor belt.
Duffty created a signature scent for Aveda in 2005. Designed a 'Bearbrick' made by cult Japanese toy company Medicom, which was featured in Time Magazine. Designed a KD 'Dunny' toy for Kid Robot based on his fall '05 collection, "A Hard Day's Knight".
In 2006 Duffty launched his 'England's Dreaming' collection at Target stores nationwide and at, as a permanent brand in menswear.
In collaboration with David Bowie, Duffty created the 'Bowie by Keanan Duffty' collection for Target in 2007. The collection debuted at Target in 1,400 stores across the USA.
In July 2007 keanan Duffty is welcomed as an new member of the CFDA. The same year Duffty was appointed as design consultant for Ben Sherman tailored clothing in the United States and design consultant for Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. women's wear collection.
The collection is inspired by subversive subcultures and mixes high fashion with youth culture, music and British iconography. His men's wear collections are infused with innovative fabrics, rock-and-roll elements and British iconography (the Union Jack is all over his creations).
Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Camp Freddy, Aerosmith, Elizabeth Jagger, Ivanka Trump, Steven Dorff, Bush ,Jimmy Fallon, the Smashing Pumpkins, Alyssa Milano, Sarah Jessica Parker, N'Sync, Martha Stewart, Ozzy Osborne, Gwen Stefani, Wilco, Elton John, The New York Dolls, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, Bow Wow Wow, The Offspring, Stray Cats, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Dillon,