Ryan Jordan’s design aesthetic is driven by his love and obsession for fashion.
Ryan Jordan graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City with the graduating class of 2011 with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Fashion Design. As a native born San Franciscan, Ryan Jordan has always been exposed to and influenced by fashion. Having an unconventional upbringing by women whom all have a notable eye for fashion allowed him to set forth towards the industry at the humble age of 14. An integral support system coupled with strong family dynamics propelled his dream into further reality when Ryan attended Pre-college classes at the academy of arts in San Francisco and continued his studies at Parson School for Design, allowing him to pioneer his way further into the game.
When Ryan began at Parsons, he immediately acquired the urge to further his knowledge and experience. His first internship consisted of setting up chairs and ushering guest editors for shows like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Herve Leger, eventually paving his way towards internships with; W magazine, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, 944 Magazine, Visionaire, Yigal Azrouel, Prabal Gurung, and is currently interning for Tom Ford (previous Creative Director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent). Parson’s rigorous curriculum matched with the demands of any fashion internship has proven to be quite the balancing act. Nonetheless, Ryan can attest that he has overcome a prodigious feat to be where he is today.
In July 2011, CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipient Lady Gaga wore pieces from Ryan Jordan’s SS 2012 “Sexual Sensory” collection during overseas stops in Germany and Australia while promoting her second album, “Born This Way.”
Gaga’s outfits, which included a Ryan Jordan power-mesh corset and python-embossed leather skirt, were featured in a variety of national online media including Rolling Stone.com, Cool Hunting, and the pop star’s own personal Tumblr page, “Amen Fashion.”
With love for his craft comes a personal sensitivity that prevents Ryan from diverging from his objectives in both life and design. Keeping up with what is modern and fresh is a key component when he thinks about proportion, fabrication, and silhouette. Ryan believes in the theme of contrast within his conceptual ideas, color palettes, and textural treatments. The interplay between opposing characteristics brings interest to his work whether it is about the drape vs. the structure or the muted vs. the vibrant.
Ryan Jordan currently resides in New York City.