11.25.2012

Able Made x Public School

There is nothing I appreciate about the fashion industry more than when they use their talents to give back to the community. I was so happy to hear about Able Made, a new project that collaborates with designers to create exclusive products to benefit a charity of the brand's choice. Launching tomorrow, Cyber Monday, Able Made will sell three limited edition products from different designers on their online shop: ablemadeshop.com.

One of the five brands is a favorite of mine, menswear label, Public School. I had the pleasure of attending their spring collection presentation at Milk Studios in September and really liked what I saw. Launched in the spring of 2008 from their Brooklyn studio, Public School is best known as a progressive menswear label. Its dark and edgy aesthetic is based on a design mantra to find perfection in imperfection.

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne make up the design duo behind Public School. The duo met while designing for the colossal young menswear brand, Sean John. Both were educated in New York through the public school system. With the name "Public School," it should come as no surprise that they wish to give children in developing nations across the globe the same oppurtunities New York City has given to them.

For their collaboration with Able Made, Public School, has designed a limited edition tote bag. Each purchase of an Able Made x Public School tote proves one year of education for a child in a developing nation through Pencils of Promise. Buy this limited-edition tote and be a part of a collaboration educating 120 children. They will be up on the Able Made website tomorrow: ablemadeshop.com

Below is a great video of Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne in which they talk about the collaboration.

Public School along with a handful of other great brands are participating in this great new project so be sure to check out the Cyber Monday launch of Able Made tomorrow. 

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