Public School’s A/W 16 Collection from New York Fashion Week: Men’s | Behind the Scenes

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Images by Shawn Brackbill

The most anticipated show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s was by Public School, the subtly avant garde brand designed by New York City natives Dao-Yi Chow (L) and Maxwell Osborne (R).

Their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was fascinating and seemingly inspired (to us, anyway) by Cowboy Bebop and Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat. Our ace photographer friend Shawn Brackbill was on the scene and summed it up thusly:

“Public School’s show was off-site, unlike the rest of the shows, and it was almost off-putting until I realized what was going on. They were bringing the public into it. It was an inside/outside thing. They had these big windows so people outside on the sidewalk could see the styling, see all the models getting ready. Then the models would come out and actually walk in the street, walk around the block, and then go back inside where they did a more formal runway show. That’s where all the heavy-hitter people were, everyone on the official guestlist. Then each model came back outside for a finale lineup, on the street.”

See images from the show below (and see Brackbill’s full clip of #NYFWM photos here) along with a streamable soundtrack by Twin Shadow, who always scores Public School’s live events with experimental grooves.

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–Andrew Matson

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