It’s no coincidence that Public School captures the je ne sais qouis of New York City style, considering both designers, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, are born and bred New Yorkers. It’s this authenticity that separates Public School from their peers within the clichéd “downtown cool” category. In fact, like other members of the new guard of fashion designers finding success, Chow and Osborne create clothing for themselves as opposed to an imaginary customer.
Prior to Public School’s 2008 launch, Chow and Osborne were already industry vets. Showroom visits repeatedly left the two unimpressed with the menswear landscape of the time, inspiring the duo to plunge into creating their own label. A hiatus, a 2013 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear, a 2014 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award, and a 2015 International Woolmark Prize later, Chow and Osborne consistently deliver the perfect uniform for the New York City dweller.
The collections, designed and produced entirely in New York, continually play between two opposing ideas. Streetwear and high-fashion. Relaxed but tailored. Cool, yet effortless. Chow and Osborne.
Continuing the “yin and yang” embedded in Public School’s DNA, we’ve enlisted male and female to showcase our A/W ’15 menswear offerings.