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Public School Joins List of Brands Kicking Off Co-Ed Collections

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Public School's Dao Yi-Chow and Maxwell Osbourne will be merging their women's and menswear collections starting this June, according to WWD.

Each runway presentation will now align with fashion's pre-fall schedule, meaning they will only be showing twice a year, in June and December.

"Showing twice a year with both men's and women's in one show will allow us to really develop our ideas cohesively throughout the year and subsequently slow the entire process down. We can actually enjoy our collections as opposed to being tied to the calendar," Chow told WWD.

The way Public School will label their collections is also changing. Pre-spring and spring will be called "Collection 1" and pre-fall and fall has been dubbed "Collection 2."

"When we launched women's it was always the extension of the men's collections. It was a collection that our female friends could enjoy without altering the men's pieces to wear. We feel the similar design approach made more of an impact when we showed men's and women's at the same time," said Osborne.

The pair join the likes of Gucci, Burberry, and Tom Ford with the merge — a result of recent complaints about the "broken-ness" of the fashion schedule.

As for the fashion weeks in June and January for men's and September and February for women's, Public School will be taking time off to focus on consumer-facing activity.