Reed Krakoff graduated from the Parsons School of Design. After school, he worked at Ralph Lauren Corporation, then moved on to become the creative director at Tommy Hilfiger. He also worked at brands such as Coach, Tiffany & Co. and John Hardy. Krakoff started his own label in 2010 focusing on women’s ready to wear, handbags, accessories, and more. However after six short years he ceased production of his label in 2016. Now Krakoff works as the creative chairman at John Hardy.