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Daniel DuGoff

Published April 2019

Daniel DuGoff is a menswear designer based in New York. He graduated from Washington University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. After completing internships in both menswear and womenswear, and working for designers Patrik Ervell and Marc Jacobs, DuGoff launched his first brand, DDUGOFF, in 2013. The collection offers “unbasic basics”—everyday menswear essentials that are somehow missing from your closet.

In early 2018, DuGoff launched his second brand, HOMOCO, a queer swim brand committed to sustainability. It enthusiastically embraces the queer community through inclusive messaging, sizing, and pricing. HOMOCO is centered around limited-edition releases of products, both designed by DuGoff and in collaboration with artists, designers, locations, and events. The brand is mission-driven to its core—from the materials, brand voice, and audience, and through the brand’s support of organizations championing ocean conservation and queer rights around the globe. Learn more about HOMOCO in this Esquire profile.

DuGoff was selected for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) 2016 Fashion Incubator program. The same year, he was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Art & Style. He and his brands have been featured in numerous magazines, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Surface, Interview, Refinery29, Esquire, and Vogue.

Alumni work

Two people lying in the sand with water running over them, one upside down face down and wearing a wet blue shirt, the other on their back face with a wet red/pink shirt with the word HOMOCO on the front.

A shirtless model wearing deep blue-gray-colored swim trunks with a print featuring gasoline pumps.

Close-up photo of three people lying close together, with their overlapping arms visible.