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A black and white portrait of Teddy von Ranson posed with his arms folded across his chest at left; A model wears a cream sweater, shorts, and a long grey jacket at right

Grad Teddy von Ranson Profiled in Robb Report

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Teddy von Ranson was a creative child who loved drawing and painting. After high school, the designer received a B.A. in English Literature from Western University prior to studying Apparel Industry Management at FIDM. After graduating in 2002, the menswear designer moved to New York and started a 15-year career at Ralph Lauren. 

“Working for Ralph Lauren felt like home,” von Ranson recently told Robb Report. “There were just so many brand codes that were innately part of my upbringing…I grew up wearing vintage duffle coats, twill corduroys and Shetland sweaters. When I found myself at Ralph, it was just such a comfortable fit.”

Von Ranson became a key contributor to Ralph Lauren collections and special projects, including uniforms for the Olympics and Wimbledon and was later hired by the Frye Group to launch apparel and turn the bootmaker into a more fashion-driven company. Robb Report said the designer is “most certainly one to watch—and wear.” 

“My lens is more on target with where the modern man is going,” von Ranson told the publication. “Men are playing more with fabrications, colors and proportions.” The collection, which debuted in spring 2020, is carried by Neiman Marcus and indie boutiques like New York’s the Conservatory. 

Learn more online at teddyvonranson.com and on Instagram @teddyvonranson

Categories:  Apparel Industry Management Alumni