Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Public School

Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, both born and raised in New York City, breathe the inspiration and restless energy from the city they live and work in. Founded in 2008, Public School, which is designed and produced entirely in New York City’s Garment District, is redefining the landscape for men’s tailored sportswear. Chow and Osborne look to find perfection in imperfection, taking classic silhouettes and updating them through a modern lens by mixing high and low references from fashion, music and art into their work. Their signature silhouettes, such as the stretch leather and ponte vest and ankle-length slash pocket trouser, are designed for the culturally convergent modern man.

In 2010, Public School was selected as one of the brands to participate in the inaugural class of the CFDA {Fashion Incubator} program. The brand won the 2013 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear, the 2014 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award and, most recently, the designers took home the International Woolmark Prize.