Born and raised in New York City, Maxwell Osborne makes up one half of Public School, the brand that since it's launch in 2008, has taken the menswear world by storm. Just like 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, and since breaking out on their own, 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.
What would your autobiography be called?
“The Autobiography of Maxwell Osborne… Wait.. Who!?”
What can’t you travel without?
Noise-canceling headphones & 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?
The Breslin, Balthazar, Maialino, and of course Clinton Street Bakery.
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.