Public School FW16: Public School Explores New Silhouettes IntroducingÂ New Presentation Concepts In Latest Collection.
Whether you were an industry insider seated indoors, a devote fashion student lining up around the block outside Milk Studios, or a curious bystander watching from the High Line, it was as if Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne made their FW2016 collection accessible to everyone and all the more to build on their motif. This season, Chow and Osborne were inspired by the Nicolas Rogers’ filmÂ The Man Who Fell From Earth, which coincidentally stars David Bowie, an apt nod to a creative who’s life is being remembered for making a mark of his own.
In the film, David Bowie plays an alien who visits earth in search for water for his own civilization. Bowie’s character must learn the adapt to Earth’s societies while conquering his own endeavor, which, metaphorically, is what Chow and Osborne are doing with Public School. Fashion is ever changing, which is why Chow and Osborne aren’t afraid to experiment with new concepts and silhouettes when it comes to their fashion label.
For their FW16 collection, neck lines were higher, waists were cinched in and more defined, shirts dropped below the waist.Â The color scheme remained monochromatic, consisting of greys, blacks, navys and beige, with touches of military greens. Aside from the silhouettes, the use of distressed denim and velcro closures of coats and blazers were a part of the latest experimental aspects as well as the use of prints found on bomber jackets and suits.
The execution of the collection was an absolute delight as we watch Public School transform the norms of street wear into something even more innovative and thought provoking.