November 27, 2020

Making the Grade: Front Row at Public School Spring 2018

Fans of Public Schools’ Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow filled a narrow, grungy alleyway in New York’s Chinatown Sunday morning. The offbeat locale aptly echoed the downtown vibe of their latest collection, with longtime supporters savoring every street-inspired look from a single row of benches lining the space.
“They always have the coolest shows,” opined a purple-haired and purple-lipped Justine Skye, who is already feeling the dizzying effects of a full fashion week schedule. “Obviously everyone did IVs yesterday,” she said of the restorative intravenous vitamin treatments.
When asked her favorite subject in school, the 22-year-old Brooklyn native was quick to offer “math — because there’s always an answer.” Rapper G-Eazy admitted to not being an outstanding pupal while growing up in Oakland, Calif. “I’d just stare out the window and not pay attention [in school],” he recalled. “They couldn’t put me by the window.”
DJ Cassidy, wearing a cricket sweater and straw boater, enjoyed seeing the “blend of athleticwear with fashion,” which included a new PSNY interpretation of Air Jordan 15 sneakers.
“I wear athleticwear to the fanciest places,” he added, recalling the time he donned an Adidas tracksuit while DJ’ing an event at the White House during President Obama’s time. Despite a

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