As an avid Public School fan, I was anxious to see what Chow and Osborne would do this season, not only for Public School but also with their new positions at DKNY.
Though few pieces were embellished, the few that were blended perfectly within the collection.
How it was alike:
How they are different:
Pinstripe. Definitely a DKNY staple, especially when the brand was founded in the late 80’s. The guys put their own spin on the look as a homage to the original brand look (this is only a FRACTION of the pinstripes that were throughout the collection!). The show was filled with over-sized, boxy power suit looks. My favorite detail of the show was the idea of “the missing piece” that they revealed to press backstage. With their broken up pinstripe, half-done pleats, and pants-less power suits, they told the world that yes, they don’t know what they’re doing yet but they will find their voice at DKNY.
While I definitely believe that Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne know who they are at Public School, they are still finding their voice at DKNY. I’m certain they’ll find it.