Seems like Looks like Public School's Cinderella story has only just begun. Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, who were once on the brink of shuttering their menswear line, have emerged as industry darlings, scooping prestigious awards and critical praise along the way. Their knack for nailing New York City's unofficial uniform—sporty all-black with more black thrown in for good measure—has now landed them the top spot at one of NYC's most iconic brands.
Today, Chow and Osborne were named the creative directors of DKNY, the sporty younger sister of main line womenswear brand Donna Karan. "[DKNY] is one of the brands that helped change the game for us and for American fashion. It evokes everything our city was always about—energy, disruption, new thinking, and transcending all boundaries," the duo shared in a statement to VOGUE magazine. We're stoked to see what this next chapter brings for this ever-bubbling duo. For more, revisit their early days with this interview from their 2012 menswear presentation.
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