Keanan Duffty Pops Up


*Models from RE:QUEST agency

British-born, New York-based designer Keanan Duffty is making his grand re-entry into the fashion world tomorrow by staging a  renegade-style fashion show outside of Lincoln Center. At 10:15 Am, the designer will parade a group of models in front of the venue wearing “protest signs” with lyrics from German band Kraftwerk. Once they get off of a mini-bus at the Center’s official taxi stand on 63rd and Columbus, they’ll walk up to the entrance of the tents and then back down to the original spot, making the “show” last approximately 30 minutes.

With recent projects including a David Bowie-inspired line for Target, designing tailored clothing for Ben Sherman, and writing a book on rebel style, Duffty’s new collection relies less on embellishments and higher price points than in the past. Expect 50 pieces offered for the first season, all inspired by the look of “Spandau Ballet, Blitz Club, London 1979.” The trans-seasonal appeal comes from fabrics like cotton-metal blends, linens heavily wrinkled and a small amount of leather. Retail prices will be around $100 for shirts, $85 for knits, $120 for pants $149 to $160 for outerwear.

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