Public School Is the Latest Label to Combine Men’s and Women’s Collections

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Above Image: Public School’s Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear.

Ugh! The fashion calendar just keeps getting crazier. Last week, reported that “Gucci‘s shows will be combined. The luxury Italian house plans to present its men’s and women’s collections in one fashion show starting in 2017” (see it here). Last February, we also reported that “Burberry will combine its men’s and women’s shows together in two annual runway events (February and September rather than Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter) during London Fashion Week (see it here).

Public School‘s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are the latest designers to combine men’s and women’s collections.

On Monday, the brand announced that it would deviate from the fashion industry’s standard Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer show schedule starting in June 2016.

The New York-based brand will now show men’s and women’s collections together twice a year. The collections will be shown in December and June and will be called Collection 1 (pre-spring and spring) and Collection 2 (pre-fall and fall).

Showing twice a year with both men’s and women’s in one show will allow us to really develop our ideas cohesively throughout the year and subsequently slow the entire process down. We can actually enjoy our collections as opposed to being tied to the calendar,” said Chow via WWD.

When we launched women’s it was always the extension of the men’s collections. It was a collection that our female friends could enjoy without altering the men’s pieces to wear,” added Osborne. “We feel the similar design approach made more of an impact when we showed men’s and women’s at the same time.”

For NYFW in September, the brand won’t be completely absent; they will be hosting a consumer event as opposed to a fashion show.

What do you think of Public School‘s decision to combine its men’s and women’s shows?


Above Image: Public School’s Spring 2016 Menswear.


Above Image: Public School’s Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear.

Photos Credit: Aitor Rosas/

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