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.
PUBLIC SCHOOL designs and manufactures its 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 of “finding perfection in imperfection,” that epitomize the brand and its commitment to produce only the finest quality clothing.
PUBLIC SCHOOL was named CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year in June 2014. The brand also won the first US Woolmark Prize for Menswear in July 2014, and went on to claim the first International Woolmark Prize for Menswear in January 2015.