FORA.tv Speaker - Dao-Yi Chow
Born and raised in New York City, and a graduate of New York University, Dao-Yi Chow began his career in fashion when he opened Footwork, a sneaker and lifestyle shop, in the East Village in 1998. In 2001, he became Vice President of Marketing and Creative Director of Sean John. Soon after his tenure there, Mr. Chow founded Miami Beach boutique Arrive.
In 2008, he and Maxwell Osborne, a fellow native New Yorker and former colleague at Sean John, joined forces to create contemporary menswear brand Public School, with an aim to redefine the landscape for men’s tailored sportswear. Together, they blend high and low references from fashion, music, and art to create a look that is masculine and precisely detailed.