Public school is supposed to inspire young minds to achieve great things, but the NYC Public School system also inspired great style. Public School is a new menswear collection designed by Miami's tastemaker boutique Arrive owner Dao Yi Chow and Max Osbourne, The collection was inspired by the two men's upbringing in the NYC public school system. The pieces are both sophisticated, and edgy, and cut from high quality fabrics. Details include graphic motifs like a feather and a sword, reflecting a desire to look tough and cerebral at the same time.
We've got photos from a recent photoshoot after the jump.
Public School is an ode to, taking inspiration from the nostalgia of its history and the attitude of its inhabitants. Having renamed as the Black Apple, PS is continually driven by the energy and creative force of the Black Apple. Public School captures the time of lost innocence and rebellion of the city's youth and combines them into a new movement.
The brand's manifesto is all about rebellion: "Rebellion. It’s at the heart of every cultural movement. It’s the force behind change, helping to sway the power from the status quo. In constant action against the expected, we hold a pen in one hand and a sword in the other, critiquing the culture we help create, stripping the emperor of his clothes and dressing the new guard. Welcome to PUBLIC SCHOOL—prepare for the re-education."
PS combines smartly tailored pieces with elements of the street. We love the design elements that incorporate the pen and the sword on fleece hoodies and dark wash jeans, there's also an amazing leather vest with a built in fleece hoodie and a tailored military officer's jacket with rock and roll stud detailing at the waist. A polo has a cropped collar that is made to be worn flipped up.
Public School made its debut at the (capsule) show, July 23 in NYC.