After winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in November 2015, Gypsy Sport creative director Rio Uribe had high expectations set for him by the entire fashion world. To no one’s surprise this season, he’s delivered and then some. For this menswear collection, Uribe presented nothing short of what has garnered Gypsy Sport its loyal, cult following.
An eclectic mix of gender-bending elegance redefined for the urban metropolis of 2016 came in colors like powder blue, chocolate brown and white. Ribbed knitwear as pants and turtlenecks flowed into flared ends per the trending ’70s style. Patchwork in alternating hues and textures played perfectly on fur-lined vests, coats and baggy tops. Oversized shirt dresses in stripes paired well with bell bottoms and loose pants cinched at the ankle in true jogging fashion. Low-hanging belts drooped dangerously to the floor holding up skirts unzipped down the entire center.
Layering also made a statement in double-worn pants, the under layer peeping up behind the other in a nod to sagging culture. Bolo tie accents closed giant lapels on the likes of dresses and oversized tops worn over pants. Berets atop wide-brimmed hats also proved an odd and enchanting layering combination while bedazzled do-rags recontextualized the popular African America style of the ’90s.
Once again, Uribe has crafted cultural genius in looks that say a bit more than usual on their journey from the closet to the street to the catwalk.
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