Public School's police protocol
Public School wanted to promote the idea of unity with its police line-up style presentation.
The Big Apple-based label showcased its Spring/Summer 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s earlier this week. The clothing was presented in a police box style set up and portrayed designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne's clear vision.
“The inspiration is this idea of unity represented with our classic Public School uniform set against this backdrop of a police line-up, where you would normally see a group of people who are contextualised and marginalised,” Dao-Yi explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “We just wanted to keep everyone the same to promote the message that we’re all the same, lined up, side by side, no better no worse.”
The presentation featured five installed police boxes, where models and an array of non-models, including stylish personalities Nick Wooster, Waris Ahluwalia, and George Lewis Jr., took it in turns to step forward in the style of a traditional legal line-up.
Celebrities in attendance included British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton who is an ambassador for the event, as is singer Joe Jonas, who was also there. NBA players Andre Iguodala and Nicky Young also showed their support for the label, as did Glee star Darren Criss who met the designers for the first time.
“This is me trying to sit at the cool kids table and hope they might let me hang out at their cool party,” he laughed. “The idea is to always hang out with people who are smarter, more talented and cooler than you, and hopefully, by some grace of osmosis, you can get some of that on you.”