PUBLIC SCHOOL | FALL / WINTER 2012
New York born fashion house Public School, founded by dynamic duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, is famous for its minimalist and ever-so-slightly eccentric approach to high fashion.
The Fall / Winter 2012 collection is no different, featuring a dazzling array of immaculately classic outfits intershot with its quintessential offbeat bohemian appeal that is responsible for the brand’s bad boy street credibility.
If androgynous fashion has been tipping the scales in favour of womenswear, then Public School is set to restore the balance with its cropped trousers, laced up ankle booties, cropped cardigans and skorts (in the form of kilts), all sporting distinctively feminine undertones.
Silk varsity jackets, blazers and stiff collared tops allude to the brand’s namesake, while wide-brimmed black fedora hats are a favourite, injecting the ‘Brooklyn’ into the ‘Manhattan’. Charcoal grey sweaters in the softest cashmere and jackets in buttery leather showcase the house’s luxurious sophistication, while urbanised country wear such as denim and checked shirts reveal that fashion, even public schoolboy fashion, is restricted only by the extent of one’s imagination.
It is altogether a thoughtfully put-together collection, with many stand-out and stand-alone pieces that are guaranteed to individualise and personalise any outfit.
- Catherine Khim