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Maxwell Osbourne

Occupation Designer and Co-Founder, Public School

Hometown NYC

Current Residence NYC

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Born and raised in New York City, Maxwell Osborne makes up one half of Public School, the brand that, since its launch in 2008, has taken the men's and womenswear world by storm. Just as Osborne and his business partner, Dao-Yi Chow, are New York natives, the clothes are both designed and produced right here in NYC. The pair met while working at Sean John, where Osborne oversaw all woven design; since breaking out on their own, the duo have received rave reviews from the press and are carried in leading retailers around the world. After being included in the CFDA's first Fashion Incubator program, they received the foundation's Swarovski Menswear Award and won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013. Today, Public School is celebrated for its eccentric fashion shows and presentations that consistently bring in a star-studded crowd.

WHAT WOULD YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE CALLED?
“The Autobiography of Maxwell Osborne… Wait.. Who!?” 

WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
Noise-cancelling headphones and a Jambox.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION, AND WHY?
Beaches of Brazil or Jamaica! To see some of my family and relax on the beach, its a win-win.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY,” WHO WOULD IT BE?
Even though I am not the biggest Andy Warhol fan… I would love to see his New York.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NYC BRUNCH SPOTS?
Balthazar, The Breslin, Maialino, and of course Clinton Street Bakery Co.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO SPOT IN NYC FOR DRINKS?
Soho Grand, Galli, Rose Bar, and The Nomad.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NYC RESTAURANTS?
Emilio Balato, Basta Pasta, and Il Bagatto.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR ART FIX IN NYC?
The MoMA, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Galerie Perrotin.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MUST-DO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NYC VISITORS?
Eat as much pizza by the slice as you can, and ride the subway.

Local Favorites

BALTHAZAR

BALTHAZAR

Favorite Spot For Brunch
80 Spring St, New York, New York 10012
Keith McNally’s Parisian brasserie is the king of the New York brunch.
GRAND BAR AND LOUNGE

GRAND BAR AND LOUNGE

Favorite Spot For Drinks
310 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
The comfortable and glamorous Grand Bar & Lounge has become known as “SoHo’s Living Room”—and not only New York locals are welcome to the family.
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Favorite Museum
1000 5th Ave, Manhattan, NY 10028
Spanning almost quarter of a mile long and occupying more than 2,000,000 square feet, The Met's permanent collection contains more than two million works and is one of New York's most notable art institutions.
Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600