In case you missed it, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine handed out their annual Fashion Fund award last night to a promising young design brand. On the heels of their CFDA Award win for Best Emerging Menswear Design, duo Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yo Chow took home the prize last night. The two debuted their line in 2008 with an attitude-driven inaugural collection that veered heavily into streetwear territory.
Just five years later, two of which were spent as members of the CFDA Incubator program, the brand’s attitude is still there but the collection has matured. They have garnered a significant following for their menswear-meets-streetwear take on fashion. Technically advanced pieces are combined with draping for the ultimate in cool, wearable fashion, and has recently won them the CFDA x Swarovski Award for best emerging menswear brand. As we’ve said before Osbourne and Chow have adeptly taken their original downtown NYC aesthetic and applied it very organically to a number of different mediums, including their most recent project: denim. Also not to be missed: the incredible styling of their pieces (Hey, details Eugene). Congratulations, guys!