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UNITED STATES / DKNY Announces Public School Team as New Creative Directors

May 01 2015

DKNY has announced Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Co-Founders of the award-winning brand, Public School, as its new Creative Directors. The first womenswear collection made by the design-duo for DKNY will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September 2015.

"It is one of the brands that helped change the game for us and for American fashion," Osborne and Chow said about DKNY. "We are extremely proud and excited to be joining the company and to contribute to the next chapter of DKNY, one of the most iconic brands created by Donna Karan, a true inspiration," they added.

Launched by American designer Donna Karan in 1988, DKNY aims to appeal to a younger clientele than her mainline offering. The label is part of Donna Karan International, which since 2001 entered the LVMH Moët Hennessy Group, chaired by Bernard Arnault.

Brainchild of New York-born and bred designers David-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School was launched in Spring 2008. Originally a menswear label and currently extended into womenswear, the brand is internationally reputed for its street-luxury aesthetics. Since its inception, Public School has won several awards, such as the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in October 2014 and the International Woolmark Prize in January 2015.

Picture courtesy of DKNY / Public School.