Public School Is the Latest to Combine Its Men's and Women's Fashion Shows
No more gender-separate collections.
The trend toward designers combining their womenswear and menswear collections on the runway continues with Public School announcing this week it would ditch the archaic ready-to-wear format and instead show collections in December and June this year. “Showing twice a year with both men’s and women’s in one show will allow us to really develop our ideas cohesively throughout the year and subsequently slow the entire process down,” designer Dao-Yi Chow says in a press release. “We can actually enjoy our collections as opposed to being tied to the calendar.” The release also states the brand will instead “focus on consumer-facing activity during fashion weeks in September and February.”
A massive change, Gucci and Burberry were the first to make the decision to deviate away from the typical fashion calendar by no longer presenting gender-separate collections. Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have yet to say how this will affect DKNY, of which they are the creative directors for, but it leaves us to question who else will be following suit.
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