Why Two Of The Coolest Guys In Menswear Are Getting Into The Music Business

by MR Magazine Staff

Hours after news broke that Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao Yi-Chow would be making their exit from DKNY, the pair was down in Miami hosting a dinner at The Confidante during Art Basel. Surrounded by a mix of industry insiders and creative types like singer Twin Shadow, the boys were in town for a series of events as a part of their designers-in-residence role with the hotel. “This weekend is about conversation,” Chow said before plates of fried chicken, burgers, and mashed potatoes got passed around. “So hopefully ya’ll will have some saucy conversations.” And while the conversations did get loud, the dinner itself was actually a celebration of the brand’s new pop-up radio station, WNL. Musicians in their own right (Chow is one half of the DJ duo The Extortionists), Osborne and Chow have always worked with a connection to the sonic space. “We love music. It’s one of our inspirations,” Osborne said. “Everything about it really—stylistically, its creativeness. You know, we pull from art, pop culture, and music. There’s always music playing in the office, always playing while we’re designing. It’s something that we love so much.” Read more at Esquire.