February 04, 2005
Medieval princes ruled the runway at Keanan Duffty's fall show at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion. Resembling knights with suits instead of armor, Duffty's models sported distressed, tailored pinstripes and blazers, accessorized with antique chains and leather appliqués. The British-born, New York-based designer's outerwear traded Olde England for Swinging London, with corduroy jackets that featured prints of sixties Brit gangsters the Kray twins. Other standouts from the Saint Martins grad were down jackets and corduroy-and-leather pea coats, which one expects will be a hit with noted Duffty fan David Bowie.