Public School A/W 2016
Scene setting: Public School made the most of its venue this season: Hauser & Wirth’s Chelsea gallery space. Strewn around the darkened gallery were several installations comprised of large heaps of driftwood and hanging rags, which all helped to perpetuate the anarchistic, apocalyptic tone of the collection.
Mood board: Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne tapped into a gritty, punk vibe, showing plenty of elongated anoraks, ponchos fringed denim, handkerchief-hem dresses and skirts – which were all layered on top of each other – in fuschia, olive, and shades of black. Tailored pieces like sleeveless jackets and suit trousers lent shape and structure, while preserving the particular brand of street savvy Public School have come to be known for.
Finishing touches: Patent leather biker boots, teamed with multiple straps, matched the array of urban looks seamlessly and helped to further reinforce the collection’s rebellious ethos.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans