An internationally recognized leader in the worlds of art, design, and fashion, Reed Krakoff is creative director of the Reed Krakoff Collection and a three-time recipient of the CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award. Since the launch of RK in 2010, he has elevated his New York-based label into a global lifestyle brand that defines American luxury at its most modern.
The Collection is crafted of the very finest materials by the world’s most skilled artisans. Its aesthetic juxtaposes an architectural minimalism with a warm sensuality that is very appealing to strong women, including such confident, influential beauties as Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and Julianne Moore.
A collector and patron of the arts, Reed’s deep understanding of and passion for fine art, architecture, and industrial design are reflected in every collection. Beyond his presence in fashion, he is also a highly acclaimed photographer whose work has been exhibited around the world and published in several books. His industrial designs have been shown alongside the best contemporary work at the Milan Furniture Fair.
The designer, who approaches the world visually, has a strong appreciation for color and form and a need to surround himself with powerful imagery.
Reed approaches the world visually, with an appreciation for color and form, and his sources of inspiration are continually evolving. Here are some recent images that have found their way onto his mood board.