Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne’s Public School uniform for spring came in long, lean layers of athletic minimalism cut to catch the breeze and convey a brisk forward motion. The models, clad in aerated pilings of spare vests and trenches over wide liquid pants and dresses in crepe, sheer cotton, mesh, silk and nylon, looked like clerics on a mission from the ministry of cool.
Chow and Osborne have earned a reputation as the shamans of New York street chic, and this lineup was buffed to a high polish. What does that do to their street cred? Everything was primly finished and detailed with elevated sport effects, such as decorative toggle cords, loose straps and precise slits that emphasized movement and lightness, yet the clothes felt like nice product off the conveyor belt of Nineties-inspired cool.