Whoa: The Public School Designers Are Taking Over at DKNY

Meghan Blalock

Confirmed: The fashion world is completely obsessed with Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Not only are the pair up for another CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year (they won last year), but in a very intriguing move, they have been named co-creative directors of DKNY.

"I started DKNY with the goal of creating a brand that captured the very best of New York and could bring that energy to the world," Donna Karan says in a release from the brand. "Now is the right moment for its evolution, and I am so excited for the next chapter of this company working together with this new creative team."

The New York-based designers seem like a logical choice for the brand in that sense—communicating the inspiration of the Big Apple to the world—but it's still a surprising choice. At Public School, Chow and Osborne focus their energies on designing men's clothing, so it will be very interesting to see what approach they will take when creating clothing for women. (And with folks like Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne fronting the brand, it should be especially interesting.)

What do you think of their new appointment? Sound off in the comments, then shop some of our favorite DKNY pieces below!

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