Thursday, September 17, 2015

Public School's Stomping Ground

New York City natives and designers of Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne each grew up with a distinction for fashion and an intimate involvement defining people by what they wore. During NYFW, Their runway was more of an upscale club than traditional, the dimmed lighting and echoed music rested their audience in a funky atmosphere.

Not being able to seeing the row behind you or even your friend next to you because the garments on the models was the ray of light. This was an excellent portrayal of clothing. Before reputation and forming into a brand of just menswear in Spring 2008 with Barney's New York, the duo continued to work hard and stay dedicated to the brand they created. Later they were awarded with the CFDA's Menswear Designer of the Year award in June of 2013.

Public School played with their neutrals, black and white, hues of light blue, definitely navy and a peek-a-boo of tan. They carefully applied bright colors to their white garments and presented bold contrast and patterns.

Hip yet sporty and relaxed yet casual office day. The shoes say, gladiator but "I'm going to the gym today" and this is defined to me as comfort. Who doesn't love comfortable shoes?

I loved this runway show. As each model glided down the catwalk, I was already forming outfits with the pieces I would wear from this collection. The silk, baby blue striped boyfriend jacket brought me back to when I would watch Molly Ringwald movies in my PJs and drool over the concept of over-sized and structured.

Continually, the dark colors did give off a nocturnal vibe, so maybe these are nighttime-only styles. But, how could you resist Dao-Yi Chow's son bubbly and jumping into his fathers arm? What a way to end a show!

Clearly, Chow and Osborne qualify as reputable designers in the industry and with the success of NYFW, they expand their talents to becoming the creative directors of DKNY. We'll all be excited to see where the whirlwind of the fashion world takes them next.

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