Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School

Public School

PUBLIC SCHOOL is a New York story. Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, born and raised in New York City, represent the convergence and restless energy of the city in which they live and work. Founded in 2008, PUBLIC SCHOOL is redefining the landscape for menswear and women’s wear. Chow and Osborne blend high and low references from fashion, music and art to create a point of view that is both unique and precisely detailed.

Chow and Osborne design and manufacture the full range of their collections in New York, incorporating fabric from the best Italian, Japanese and American mills. It is paramount to the Public School brand DNA that it keeps its production roots in New York, supporting local tailors, pattern makers and skilled garment workers. It is these genuine and personal experiences throughout the development process along with their design mantra “find perfection in imperfection,” that epitomizes the brand and its commitment to produce only the finest quality clothing.

In 2010 PUBLIC SCHOOL was the sole menswear brand chosen by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to be part of the inaugural {FASHION INCUBATOR} business development program. After focusing on moving one hundred percent of production to New York City, Chow and Osborne affirm the brand’s ability to inject the attitude of their hometown into their designs.

In June 2013, PUBLIC SCHOOL was honored with the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear.

In November 2013, PUBLIC SCHOOL was named the winner of the prestigious 2013 CFDA VOGUE Fashion Fund Award. PUBLIC SCHOOL was one of ten finalists nominated for the award, it was their first nomination and win.

During New York Fashion Week in February 2014, PUBLIC SCHOOL introduced the brand’s first collection of women’s wear to critical acclaim. The collection included a wide rande of ready-to-wear, outerwear, and accessories.

Currently, the PUBLIC SCHOOL Collection is available at major department stores and specialty boutiques including Barney’s New York, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Odin, MaxField, and Louis Boston.