When it comes to Public School’s latest collection, it was the outsiders, quite literally, who got the first look. Gangs of fashion followers and students alike, brand fans, and even a few tourists, waited outside the Milk Studios venue despite the cold and the wait was worth it: the models walked towards them first.
Designers Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow, focused on an outside/inside theme inspired by the film, “The Man who Fell From Earth,” starring the late David Bowie. The collection was begun prior to the star’s death and coincidentally, viewers other than their star-studded front row, were included. The growing trend of bringing the public to the once exclusively elite fashion shows had Victor Cruz, Swizz Beats, and Fabolous waiting -even if for just a few seconds- to get a glimpse at a line. Featuring military inspired bomber jackets, zipped-up blazers and belted jumpsuits, the modern collection was in survival mode. Quilting, velcro, and camouflage gave the sleek models more safety, with tones of blues, teals, and browns allowing for vibrant pops of orange. The sporty, street fashion for which Public School is known was still present, with most models in bright, white kicks and accessorized with shades and hats. With a theme that resonated beginning to end, it looks like this collection is sure to survive both on and off the runway.
Photos Courtesy of WWD.