Public School designers Dao Yi Chow and Maxwell Obsborne converted the Amazon Imaging Studio into a stage that hosted their massively popular creative vision for men’s New York fashion week. The Brooklyn venue saw the minds behind the Public School brand showcase a variety of new looks. Models posed for photographs against a striped background that imitated the backdrop of classic jail lineup mugshots. The messaging behind the setup was said to be the theory “We’re all guilty and we’re all innocent.” Controversially the models chosen for the Public School show rebelled against the size and image norms associated with fashion week showings. “We wanted to show unity and that everybody is the same when lined up next to one another,” said Dao-Yi Chow, who is one half of the design duo behind the Public School brand along with Maxwell Osborne. “We’re trying to build a Public School uniform,” Chow added, alluding to “sharp tailoring mixed with athletic cues where we play with proportion and a whole bunch of attitude.”
Classic bomber and elongated shirt options were just a few of the new apparel choices presented in Brooklyn. In traditional Public School fashion, the looks did not vary much in their coloring, with black and midnight blue dominating the runway gear. It is in this clean and basic aesthetic that Public School has found its stride. White poplin materials used in the creation of various outerwear and pant options created a lighter contrast in the coloring pallette. Public School brought big Apple, style to the city for New York fashion week. Influencers like Nick Wooster, Waris Ahluwahlia, Luka Sabbat and recording artist Twin Shadow all modeled the Public School wear and represented the brands diverse image. Check out some of the currently unreleased Public School Spring/Summer season 2016 clothing in the gallery below.