Meet born-and-raised New Yorkers Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne who just received the 2013 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear - for their line, PUBLIC SCHOOL. Made entirely in NYC's garment district, it is helping put American-made tailored sportwear on the Fashion Map. Mixing the high with the low, the classic with the modern - and adding music & art into the mix - the result is on-point threats for the "culturally convergent" modern male.
The duo were behind Sean John's 2004 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award, with Chow as VP of Marketing & Creative Director, while Osborne oversaw woven design.
Public School is carried by fashion-savvy retailers including Barneys New York, Harvey Nichols, Louis Boston, Ron Herman, Odin & Guild.
- Lesley Scott