Exclusive: Public School's Spring Campaign Takes Us Back to Math Class

From order to chaos in 30 seconds flat.
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From order to chaos in 30 seconds flat.
Photo: Greg Harris for Public School

Photo: Greg Harris for Public School

With a CFDA Award and a Woolmark Prize already under their belts, designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of Public School have come a long, long way from their classroom days (for the record, they both attended New York City public schools in their youth), but the design duo is taking us back for their spring 2015 ad campaign for both menswear and womenswear.

In a surrealist film sequence that was initially inspired by David Bowie’s now-iconic 1976 Isolar Tour, we watch from behind a pane of glass as models Amanda Murphy and Harry Curran scribble mathematical equations and diagrams with increasing intensity. Eventually, their feverish work turns to complete chaos, turning the screen to pitch black. Hey, we'd probably react the same way if we were stuck in a room with nothing but calculus problems to keep us occupied; but at the very least, their uniforms are as cool as they come, thanks to the Public School dudes.

Watch the Public School spring 2015 film below, directed by Maria Gordillo, premiering exclusively here.