3 posts tagged "Dao-Yi Chow"
Public School’s ascension to fashion’s main stage was all but assured when it took home the CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear in May. But Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow haven’t lost their under-the-radar sheen. Their crowd may be larger than it used to be, but it’s still got the feel of an upstart gang, which made them a natural choice when W Hotels was looking for a design counterpart to the kickoff of its summer music series W Gangs of New York. Tonight, in an homage to the cult 1979 film The Warriors, where rival gangs fought for control of New York, rival bands including Yeasayer, the Virgins, and Grandmaster Flash will face off. And because no gang is complete without a uniform, Osborne and Chow created eight exclusive denim jackets and vests for the occasion, which will be sold as part of the designers’ younger Black Apple diffusion label. “We were immediately drawn to the New York story of The Warriors, of course,” Chow explained, “but what really resonated was this idea of a group of friends surviving in the big city and trying to make a name for themselves. That’s essentially our story.”
“The movie had this amazing energy, beauty, and grit all clashing together,” Osborne added. ” We thought, that’s what Black Apple is! That’s the same energy we tried to communicate through these jackets. We wanted that clash.” The clash continues—musically, at least—Sunday nights all summer long as the live performance series continues, but the jackets are limited to 8 pieces.
Black Apple’s Warriors jackets will be available from tomorrow, July 10 on W Hotels’ website. Prices start at $250.
The CFDA Awards, which, sponsored by Swarovski, will be broadcast tomorrow morning exclusively on Style.com, were held tonight at Alice Tully Hall, and we’ve got to say, it was a particularly competitive year. Honorees Riccardo Tisci, Vera Wang, Colleen Atwood, Oscar de la Renta, and our very own Tim Blanks all took home their much-deserved trophies, and winners of the CFDA’s Womenswear, Menswear, and Accessory Designer of the Year Awards, as well as the Swarovski Emerging Designer Awards, were announced. Congratulations to this year’s victors, all of whom are listed below.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernadez for Proenza Schouler
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis for Suno
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
The CFDA Fashion Awards are set for June 3 (tune in the following morning to watch the exclusive broadcast here, on Style.com), and to introduce the designers nominated for the 2013 Swarovski Awards, the crystal house has created a trio of films. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, we’ll be debuting the shorts. Above, get better acquainted with the Swarovski Award for Menswear nominees: Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, and Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.