Public School Recalls the Heyday of Post-Punk NYC for Its 2016 Fall/Winter Collection
A range of streamlined silhouettes that play with distressed textiles and layered overcoats.
Shortly after unveiling their first advertising campaign for DKNY as the brand’s newly appointed creative director, designer duo Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow who are better known as Public School, introduced their latest collection this weekend at New York Fashion Week. Featuring a range of streamlined silhouettes, the pieces play with distressed textiles and militaristic lines for a contemporary range that simultaneously recalls nostalgic vibes. Recalling the wild heyday of post-punk New York City, the pieces showcase distinct dystopian aesthetics incorporated into refined profiles. Standouts in the program include duster coats, heavily-hooded anoraks, lustrous ribbed knitwear, and strap-embellished garments. Perfectly layered amongst shearling outerwear and olive-hued fleeces, Public School has successfully delivered yet another comprehensive collection of forward-thinking looks.