Menswear Watch: Public School, SS15

Posted on January 27, 2015, 9:10 pm
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The runway season kicked off this month in London with the menswear collections. At the top of my to watch list was Public School. Public School was founded in 2008 by designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Their immense success can be attributed partially to the guidance they have had. In 2010 they were selected as the only menswear brand to participate in the Counsel of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) first {FASHION INCUBATOR}, a business development program for fashion designers. The program offers low cost studio space and mentoring to young designers.

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Public School Spring/Summer 2015

They source their textiles from around the world, but the production is based in New York City. Their aesthetic is a mix between tailored sportswear and streetwear with an androgynous feel and clean lines. Their garments are simple, yet sophisticated, relaxed, but never boring. The collection sported a largely monochromatic palette with pops of greens and oranges on the very on-trend plaid pieces. This season, the designers toyed with proportions more than they had in the past with wide pant legs and coats of every length. However, they stayed true to their roots with the sportswear influence present in all the pieces.

Both Nordstrom and Barney’s New York currently carry Public School.

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