DUNCAN is an emerging luxury women’s Ready To Wear brand based in New York City; founded by American designer Michelle Duncan.
Designed for the multi-faceted, dynamic and complex woman, DUNCAN is armor for the goth girl gone corporate; but also a sultry alternative for those who like their tailoring with a hint of after dark glamour.
The brand plays during New York Fashion Week, only at night showcasing the collection in a high/low environment while simultaneously becoming the place to attend for the industry, hosting editors, influencers and tastemakers celebrating the ethos of downtown New York City as the backdrop. From Mission Chinese to the exposed brick walls at the Bowery Hotel, DUNCAN is not just about the women who wear it, the brand embodies the places she frequents and how she lives her life.
The brand premiered the first collection during Fall/Winter 2019 New York Fashion Week and is exclusively launching with luxury retailer Matches Fashion in September 2019.
Michelle is a New York City based fashion designer and beauty industry exec. She launched DUNCAN will concurrently serving as the Global Partnerships, Collaborations and Creative Brand Strategy Lead in the prestige beauty industry. In this capacity, Michelle identifies and curates strategic relationships with iconic and emerging talent in fashion, music, Hollywood, photography and art direction. This first hand experience of fusing creativity and women’s power in business; her fascination with the ever multifaceted women of today’s global society, her life long obsession with art history; her love for design, drawing, painting that compelled Michelle to launch her eponymous luxury ready-to-wear line.