Public School, winner of the first Men's International Woolmark Prize

The American duo Public School has won the first Men’s International Woolmark Prize in London. The founders Dai-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne know great success in the United States and especially in New York, where they founded their label in 2008. Having already received the “menswear designer of the year” at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) in 2014. For this competition, they had to create a capsule collection in Merino wool presented during the menswear collections in London in front of a judging panel comprised of professionals including Paul Smith and Tim Banks. Public School received the prize of 100,000 Australian dollars.Interview: Maxwell Osborne: We’re really excited about the knitwear, throughout the inspiration we always take inspiration from high and low even in proportions and styling, so you’ll see the contrast of really graphic and fluid or something with the proportion where it’s shorter or longer and we’ve always played with that at Public School.Dao-Yi Chow: And just ease, more so than anything is a big part of our collection.Music Bandit & Nikit / 2015

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