TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL
Public School design duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne’s runway show at New York Fashion Week was a very powerful debut. The talented pair won the Swarovski young men’s designer award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as well as first place at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion fund. The Public School designers threw signature silhouettes on the runway including biker jackets, overcoats and denim in monochromatic colors. They brought a young freshness to menswear by fusing tailored garments with streetwear classics. The oversized floppy hats, capes and dominant use of the color black gave a somewhat edgy/dark feeling to the collection. Some of the men’s looks were blatantly priest like. The duo also debuted their womenswear collection, albeit very unisex. Public School is definitely top of the class. Photography Alexander Thompson.