Friday, July 17, 2015
What a cheeky fashion show from streetwear brand Gypsy Sport. This was one of the most anticipated presentations of NY Fashion Week Men's. Designer Rio Uribe has won design awards and consults with other global brands for his unique perspective on men's style.
His particular expertise is in his headpieces. There were tongue-in-cheek twists on fisherman's hats with net, visors, tribal gear interpreted in candy colors, the list goes on. The avant-garde accessories also continued downward to fringe and net vests.
There were several distinct themes like the baseball pinstripe, quirky pink and pastel and then earthy safari themes. This collection was described as "gender fluid". While one hears the term "androgynous" quite often, gender fluidity seems to be a relatively new trend for people to self-identity.
In the case of Gypsy Sport, this was interpreted by adding details that are traditionally associated with women's' clothing in their men's collection. Think shirring and a ruffle on a top. Loose clothing isn't necessarily hiding something.
The models were clearly directed to enjoy themselves and create a character that suits the collection and mood.. Gypsy Sport is all about showcasing the beauty of diversity and taking them out of their comfort zone.