How This Ralph Lauren Alum Is Carving Out a Distinct Vision of American Menswear

Despite being born and raised in Canada, Teddy von Ranson is well-versed in American style. Part an innate sensibility, part due to 15 years designing for Ralph Lauren, von Ranson’s take on the classics has earned him a reputation as one of American menswear’s most exciting new talents.

The fashion designer, who hails from Toronto, was a widely creative kid. He loved drawing and painting but also had an interest in what everyone from his mother to his teachers was wearing. Convinced that fashion would be easier to break into than fine art, he’d already set his sights on a design career by the time he was in high school. He landed in LA, studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Shortly after graduating, he moved to New York City at the age of 24 to work for Ralph Lauren. Read more at Robb Report.