For native New Yorkers Dao-Yi Chao and Maxwell Osborne, fashion has always been a language. The
public school system of New York was their initiation – each subculture of students expressed itself
by what they wore. Separate and yet synchronistic affinities for clothing eventually led Chow and
Osborne to the design department at Sean John, where the duo met and connected via their love for
New York. In 2008, they launched Public School as a streetwear-infused menswear label with the lens
Designer duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne aren’t turning their backs on the tension of the
times – to the contrary, the latest collec-tion from Public School channels the Manhattan mindset
in all of its tenacity and diversity. Tough outerwear charges the conversation with padded
bombers in muted military tones and generous proportions. Traditional motifs like Glen plaids,
Banker stripes and three-piece suiting get twisted into relevance with artful deconstruction.
Sharp lines fuel the collection with a sense of cool conviction that punctuates the present
moment like a call to action. And the NYFW runway for Fall/Winter 2017 was just that – a bridge
between satirical campaign propaganda, ultra-urban streetwear and American staples that bolster
Public School’s reputation for contemporary irreverence and reverberate the New York state of
Chinti & Parker
Chinti and Parker’s knack for knitwear has earned cult status among celebrities and cashmere-lovers since their induction into the indus-try in 2009.
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Miami-based label ALEXIS’ latest collection for Pre-Fall ’17 finds itself in perfect alignment with their audience – smart, spirited and sophisti-cated. Thoughtful integration of their urban, beachy, multi-cultural ambiance results in refined yet radical design details in fresh silhouettes.
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