Public School Men’s RTW Spring 2016
No one got arrested at the Public School presentation, but guys from all walks of life were set up in a police lineup in a series of color-coordinated vignettes.
“We wanted to show unity and that everybody is the same when lined up next to one another,” said Dao-Yi Chow, who codesigns the line with Maxwell Osborne.
“We’re trying to build a Public School uniform,” Chow added, pointing to the “sharp tailoring mixed with athletic cues where we play with proportion and a whole bunch of attitude.”
A windowpane grouping included a classic bomber over an elongated pullover shirt and shorts tailored below the knee.
Although much of the collection didn’t stray far from their heritage, a white poplin group was new territory for the designers. A highlight here was a voluminous short-sleeve hooded jacket on top of a windowpane shirt in a similar silhouette worn with pleated white pants.
After all the awards and attention, the bar for Public School is set very high. While the collection celebrated their greatest hits, it didn’t add anything new to their arsenal.