Be A Good Sport Says Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport
Rio Uribe, a California native living in New York, is the creative brainchild behind Gypsy Sport, a brand inspired by popular culture and urban streetwear. A crowd favorite at New York Men’s fashion Week, Gypsy Sport’s in-your-face gender bending catwalk show featured male models wearing dresses fashioned from soccer jerseys. Uribe is known for pushing the limits at his androgynous menswear shows and for his outrageous antics, and he did not disappoint for Spring. Models cast from Grindr, Instagram, and professionals alike were given free reign of the astroturf runway to walk continuously for nearly an hour. Uribe kept the color palette simple using mainly primary colors, of mostly red, yellow, and blue, and explains, “I kind of imagined two or three sports teams who are all rivals teams competing against each other.” Uribe stayed with a minimal color scheme in order to maintain the focus on the mixed media aspects of each look. The playful styling of the many urban sportswear staples featured special touches like feminine lace trimmed trousers and fringe accented skirts and tunics. The models in the show wore long sleeved soccer jerseys with flouncy skirts trimmed in lace, or one shoulder jersey dresses that draped across the body, exposing the chest. There was a distinct athletic sportswear theme prevalent throughout the show with basketball shorts and sports bras accessorized with baseball hats and converse sneakers. Some of the models sported trippy visors with blue, red, or blonde haired wigs peeking out from the top that coordinated with their outfits. The supremely over the top show entertained everyone in attendance and was notable for it’s creative presentation and flamboyance.