Dao-Yi chow and Maxwell Osborne are the creators of Public School. A once desired anonymity, that now has spawned into forcing the quite and modest creators out into the open with a $300,000 contribution from the Vogue Fashion Fund and a high celebrity and stylist following.
Showing at the 2014 NYFW, the runway floor was set in a romantic notion. Not only with the emotional vibe from the models, but the collection itself representing the adoration towards the duos muse, New York City – herself.
Paving the way in this year’s collection Public School’s motocross jacket cut from tweed, a pair of track pants in ombré-ed houndstooth, and a parka in a mossy, glossy twill were all strikingly sartorial revisions of urban classics.
But Public School’s secret weapon in this collection might have been the Japanese influence: the kimono closing on a suit jacket, for instance, or the cape layered over a tunic over a white cotton shirt dress. The harnesses, the holsters…the styling and attitude smacked of Japanese cult favorites like Visvim and White Mountaineering.
The Asia-Pacific market in menswear is soaking up quality, individuality and styling offered by global designers, and so for Public School, taking on this influence will be very prosperous indeed.
Photo credit: Monica Feudi/ Feudiguaineri.com