THE DESIGNER

JEFFREY DODD WAS BORN AND RAISED IN DUBUQUE, IOWA.

HIS EARLY CAREER IN VISUAL MERCHANDISING AT RALPH LAUREN INSPIRED HIS MOVE TO NEW YORK, WHERE HE RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN FASHION DESIGN FROM PRATT INSTITUTE.

SOON AFTER GRADUATION, DODD WAS RECRUITED TO JOIN THE RACHEL ZOE DESIGN TEAM WHERE HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN LAUNCHING HER FASHION LINE.

IN 2014, DODD LAUNCHED HIS FIRST COLLECTION. REMAINING TRUE TO HIS STRONG PERSONAL AESTHETIC, DODD EXPLORES THE JUXTAPOSITION OF COLORS, TEXTURES AND SEEMINGLY-INCOMPATIBLE INSPIRATIONS – MANY INFLUENCED BY HIS CHILDHOOD TRAVELS TO THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST.

DODD RECEIVED FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL’S PRESTIGIOUS 2018 RISING STAR AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR, AND WAS SELECTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK AS A 2016 DESIGN ENTREPRENEUR.  

DODD WORKS WITH TOP FASHION AND CELEBRITY STYLISTS, DRESSING A DIVERSE GROUP OF THE WORLD’S MOST DISTINCTIVE, AWARD-WINNING WOMEN, INCLUDING JESSICA CHASTAIN, OPRAH WINFREY, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, SAOIRSE RONAN, ALLISON JANNEY, ELISABETH MOSS, PATRICIA CLARKSON, DOMINIQUE JACKSON, ELIZABETH BANKS, REGINA KING, KATHRYN HAHN, VERA FARMIGA, MICHELLE DOCKERY, ALLISON WILLIAMS, MANDY MOORE, UZO ABUDA AND YVONNE STRAHOVSKI.

DODD IS FEATURED ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF ESTABLISHED AND CUTTING-EDGE MEDIA – FROM VOGUE, ELLE, NEW YORK, INSTYLE AND GRAZIA – TO SURFACE, AS IF AND THE COVETEUR. DEPARTURES MAGAZINE SELECTED DODD AS ONE OF THEIR INFLUENTIAL “DEPARTURES 100.”

DODD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS IN 2019.

Jeffrey+Dodd+-+Headshot.jpg

THE VISION

INSPIRED BY ART, ARCHITECTURE AND THE WORLD AROUND US, DODD BEGINS EACH COLLECTION WITH THE IMPLICIT UNDERSTANDING THAT CREATIVITY IS EVERYWHERE.

WHETHER EXPLORING THE JUXTAPOSITION OF COLORS AND TEXTURES IN NATURE OR THE CURVE OF A LAMP, DODD’S CREATIVE PROCESS IS HIGHLY INFORMED BY HIS EXPERIENCE AS AN ARTIST AND DESIGNER.

DODD’S AESTHETIC IS EVIDENT IN HIS BLENDING OF SEEMINGLY INCOMPATIBLE INSPIRATIONS – SUCH AS THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST AND ITALIAN MODERNISM – IN EACH DISTINCTIVE COLLECTION.

2D3A3130.jpg