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.