Recently Public School kicked into Vancouver and hung at Holt Renfrew. The Social Life met up with them and the conversation was easy like a summer morning.
Black is the new black – The Social Life – keeping it fresh.
INTERVIEW: Public School NYC by The Social Life
(Joshua D Langston – Interview / Viranlly Liemena – Photographs)
When I heard Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School were visiting Holt Renfrew in Vancouver, my heart jumped. As a huge fan of how the brand has taken “street wear” and “elevated it”, it was great to sit down and learn more about the journey to get there. They have had a really inspiring story starting from their brands inception; and this last year has proven to be their biggest year to date. From the CFDA Award for Menswear designers of the year, to winning the first ever Woolmark Prize for menswear, they have been on quite the trajectory. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got to my interview at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. When we arrived on the scene they were just finishing their interview slotted before us, wearing their trademark all-black-everything, with Dao Yi pairing his look with a sick pair of Jordans. With such an impressive shoe-game, I grew more excited to get down to business.