Public School, one of the new conspirators in the wave of young designers, introduces their second collection for Autumn/Winter 2008. Created by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the Autumn/Winter collection continues to capture the attitude and rebellious spirit of New York. “More of a continuation from Spring (Public School’s introductory collection) than a new concept, Public School’s AW 2008 collection will highlight finding perfection through imperfection and being able to accomplish a lot with just a little,” says Chow. Public School has been known for creating clean imperfections in their designs, providing consumers with added elements such as removable plackets on zip front jackets, convertible collars on woven shirts and detachable fingerless leather gloves on parkas, just to name a few.
Silhouettes primarily focus on outerwear, offering an array of materials such as nylon, wool/leather mixes and thermal. Constructed wool plays a huge part in the collection, offering a cropped wool peacoat, a wool vest with a leather collar and an updated varsity jacket with removable sleeves. There is also an emphasis on trim and hardware: chunky zippers, a progressive use of oversized studs and leather-wrapped d-rings. Foundation colors remain the same – black, white, khaki, heather gray and chalkboard green.
From the very first time that we saw Public School at Capsule NYC, we liked the collection, as it is simple to wear, but not boring and especially the little details that each piece features are very interesting.
- courtesy of Highsnobiety