Filipowski was the co-chairman of KCD, a leading New York-based fashion PR agency that has represented top designers for over three decades. He played a crucial role in organizing major fashion events and launches, including the Marc Jacobs show on September 11, 2001, and Tommy Hilfiger’s See Now Buy Now show in 2016.
KCD announced his passing and paid tribute to his visionary leadership in a statement on Instagram. Fashion industry icons like Kim Jones, Zac Posen, and Giancarlo Giammetti expressed their condolences.
Filipowski was also known for mentoring aspiring fashion publicists, and his influence extended globally. He began his career in journalism and later took over the management of KCD, expanding the agency’s global reach.
His principled approach and candid advice made him a respected figure in the fashion PR world. Filipowski’s legacy will be remembered wherever fashion professionals gather.