What a difference a year makes. In only two seasons, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School have gone from winning the Swarovski Award for Menswear to being awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Menswear Designer of the Year. The brand beat out bona fide stars including Thom Browne and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone, proving that winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was just the push they needed for their business. Chow and Osborne chatted with WWD after their win to talk about Rihanna’s tongue-wagging ensemble and future plans for the brand.
WWD: How late did you stay up after your win? Dao-Yi Chow: As we were recovering from last year’s Swarovski win, we were again caught off guard; we were so focused on being nominated and in the company of Rag & Bone and Thom Browne we didn’t think about “what if.” It caught us off guard and we were so surprised. Maxwell Osborne: I had Joe’s Pizza at 3:30 in the morning. That tells you I had a good night. D.Y.C.: Anytime you have Joe’s Pizza after a night, it’s a good night.
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