Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are back in the headlines today. Following their departure from DKNY, the designers have announced that they will bring their Public School show back to New York fashion week, their outing slotted for February 12th at 11am. Earlier this year, the pair caused quite a stir after deciding to show their Spring 2017 collection during the Resort presentations, not unlike Vetements.
The duo told Vogue.com that the reason they initially moved Public School off-season was because while also designing DKNY, it was too emotionally draining to prepare two collections for the same show period.
“The hardest thing was being in one place and having to think about the other place,” explained Chow of how confusing it could be to juggle two brands. “I remember being backstage at a Public School show and one of our head designers from DKNY was there shooting backstage, and I was like, ‘where are we right now?’”
“One of the reasons we moved Public School off calendar is because at the end of a show, it’s emotional,” added Osborne. “You put a lot of effort into it, and to do it again within a couple of days and be emotional again, it’s a lot.”
Naturally, now that DKNY is out of the picture, Chow and Osborne can return to business as usually for Public School. One thing they will be skipping? Men’s week. Public School, as it was for Spring 2017, will be a co-ed show.