Thaddeus O’Neil is a New York native, born and raised surfing on Eastern Long Island. He studied philosophy and geology, obtaining a Master’s degree in philosophy of art. He worked as a model, writer and photographer’s assistant to several acclaimed fashion photographers, including his mentor Bruce Weber. 

In 2013, O'Neil launched his namesake menswear collection and debuted womenswear in 2015 at New York Fashion Week. He was most recently one of the top five menswear finalists for the 2015 U.S. International Woolmark Prize and part of the notable top ten finalists for the 2015 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund. He is currently part of the 2016-2018 class of the CFDA Fashion Incubator and the Design Entrepreneurs NYC class of 2016.  

After spending several years on the move, Thaddeus settled back in New York, where he lives with his wife Pania Rose and son Cas. They have two dogs, Hemingway and Shirley, and a cat called Teddy Boy. Thaddeus’s main source of inspiration and creative release is still surfing off the beaches of Fire Island, NY and the surrounds. 

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