Public School’s Spring ’15 collection was a controlled stream of increasing disorder. It began in black and white: geometric shapes and patterns; silk, mesh, and knit fabrics layered in clean, precise looks that might be considered something like formal activewear. Then came pops of electric blue, followed by glitchy stripes in various colors and exploded marble patterns. Finally the prints reached complete distortion—broken lines and static.
“It’s about finding order out of chaos,” said designer Dao-Yi Chow backstage after the show. “It’s a reflection of the way life is: You need to make sense of the chaos to find the truth that matters to you.” The truth, in this case, was about beauty. Chow and his partner, Maxwell Osborne, presented a beautiful collection—that was easy to see, even with the static.