FALL 2019 RTW COLLECTION PRESENTED AT NYFW FEB 12TH 2019 IN SOHO, NYC
If you thought the underwear-as-outerwear trend was beyond reinvention, then Uribe’s Fall collection will turn your expectations inside out and upside down. The Californian designer has made sustainability a number one priority in recent seasons, and for Fall he sharpened his skill for up-cycling once more, repurposing discarded Adidas tracksuits as sexy teddies and slinky slip dresses and camisoles.
Uribe didn’t confine his new designs to the boudoir, though. The designer flipped bourgeois dress codes with an early-aughts attitude that recalled girl bands like Destiny’s Child and TLC.
Uribe has been developing intricate new chain-mail techniques lately, too, and his spaghetti-strap dresses and bras were meticulously assembled by hand; in the case of Richie Shazam, the gorgeous nonbinary model and photographer, it was a web of houndstooth-shaped leather pieces, while artist Corey Wash had interlocking black-and-white bottle tops draped over her baby bump.
New York ball legend Kevin Aviance walked the Gypsy Sport show for the first time and worked every inch of the catwalk in a pearly king-inspired suit.
His deconstructed houndstooth pantsuits and ingenious argyle denim jeans marched a conservative uptown uniform into the underground atop four-inch-tall, steel toe–capped club stompers.
The results underscored not only Uribe’s boundless imagination but also his impressive technical know-how. The designer’s instincts for casting are just as keen; half the magic of a Gypsy Sport show is in the people who give life to the clothes.
Dressed in a beaded bra with Gypsy Sport–branded boxers peeking out from her baggy, safety-pin-studded jeans, rapper Rico Nasty provided the show its soundtrack and a smoking finale that was totally LIT!
Designer Rio Uribe has been on the front line of DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION since he launched Gypsy Sport seven years ago. It’s brands like his that have opened up a conversation about gender, size, and race in fashion that are desperately overdue.