Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne named creative directors of DKNY

Donna Karan International announced today that Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the founders of New York-based brand Public School, are the new creative directors of DKNY. They will oversee both the men’s and women’s collections and will present their first collection during New York Fashion Week in September. In just a few years they have established Public School as one of the hottest upcoming labels, known for its street-inspired sensibility and classic American construction.

The brand has been awarded generously, winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013, the CFDA Award for Menswear Design in 2014, and the first-ever International Woolmark Prize for menswear in 2015. Fans of the brand will be happy to know that it will be business as usual at the label, with Chow and Osborne splitting their time between Public School and DKNY.

In response to the announcement, a joint statement from Chow and Osborne says:

We both grew up in New York and DKNY has always been part of the landscape of this city in our formative years as designers and as New Yorkers. It 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. We are extremely proud and excited to be joining the company and to contribute to the next chapter of DKNY, one of the most iconic American brands created by Donna Karan, a true inspiration.

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Alexander Wang’s Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer collection goes heavy on sneaker inspiration

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Last weekend, Alexander Wang presented his upcoming 2015 spring/summer womenswear collection. Your eyes were not deceiving you if you caught on to the physical similarities between the collection’s pieces, and iconic sneakers created by the likes of Nike, adidas and New Balance. Alexander Wang has turned to none other than footwear’s heavyweights for inspiration in producing his latest collection. Pieces such as the sleeved elephant print top, green collared stark white button-down shirt and interweaving, multicolored heels pays homage to the Air Jordan 3 Cement, adidas Stan Smith and Nike Air Woven respectively.

In some aspect, whether subtle or obvious, Wang’s latest effort remains heavily rooted in footwear. Let us know what you think of Wang’s high fashion interpretation of sneaker design and subsequent apparel in the comments below.

 

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Image of Alexander Wang's Womenswear 2015 Spring/Summer Collection Goes Heavy on Sneaker Inspiration

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Opening Ceremony 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

 

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As New York Fashion Week continues to roll out collections from some of the most creative labels in the industry, Opening Ceremony recently unveiled its Fall/Winter collection for 2014. Staying with its avant-garde designs mixed with unique patterns over classic silhouettes, Opening Ceremony continues to push the envelope. Featuring a distinct color grouping of dark green/navy, navy/brown, orange/navy and grey, the bold selection of colors blend well with the modern cuts.
Standout pieces include a quilted parka jacket in both navy and grey that is layered with chest-plate inspired vest.
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Richard Chai 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

 

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Richard Chai has unveiled its Fall/Winter 2014 collection at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Focusing on geometric shapes and trim cuts, the sophisticated collection features richly-colored solids and understated stripes. Items of mention include long coats, cropped jackets, relaxed pants and sweaters revolving around a simple palette of charcoal, maroon and tan. Stay tuned for more from the brand in the near future.
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visvim (Japan) Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week Presentation

 

 
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Phillip Lim and Target- A new collaboration idea: Making your own knock-offs

As Fashion Week kicks off in New York, Phillip Lim and Target are making their own show in celebration of their collaboration, with a massive instillation of the longest moving, interactive digital image.

After the huge flop of the Neiman Marcus Target partnership, where designers released items many felt were not in line with the designers’ strengths, “over priced” and “cheap.” Or in other words, it was weird, crappy stuff priced too high.

Target seems to be making sure that Lim’s designs are at least not obscure.   Phillip Lim is making some damn good knockoffs of, well, Phillip Lim.  For around 10 times less.

The collaboration officially launches in stores September 15th…

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Opening Ceremony plans for first New York Fashion Week

Opening Ceremony will host its first New York Fashion Week show next month. Although the brand has previously shown its Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony collections on schedule, this will be its inaugural solo show.

Co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have dived head-first into Fashion Week fun, simultaneously announcing their plans to stage a pop-up market at Pier 57 in New York’s Hudson River Park called Opening Ceremony BTW (by the water).

 The label was founded in 2002 by Lim and Leon, two friends from UC Berkeley, as a place to share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, the two decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their unique dream.

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