Photography: Lane Lang
What is there to say about Gypsy Sport that hasn’t been written a million times before? The cult streetwear-meets-high fashion outsider brand has been lauded for designer Rio Uribe’s dedication to challenging racial and gender barriers, while championing visibility, as well as his innovative use of fabric and print. The Gypsy Sport impact has been undeniable—Uribe’s casting and inclusive ethos has practically been the driving force behind fashion’s embrace of diversity. So it should come as no surprise that the Gypsy Sport FW ’17 collection was pretty much perfect.
Like every Gypsy Sport presentation, the casting was spectacular, featuring some of New York’s freshest faces and BULLETT favorites like Seashell Coker, Cheeky Ma, Jazzeppi Zanaughtti and Dick Van Dick. The collection itself was a fusion of outdoorsy festival gear and classic streetwear in camo prints and tie-dyes, with tribal elements and beaded accessories. Though the clothes are always cool, the real beauty of Gypsy Sport lies in the way it makes the wearer feel. Repping Gypsy Sport is akin to finding your pack, a transcendent experience that hugs you and lets you know you belong. Whereas most fashion events feel like a never-ending popularity contest, Uribe’s shows are an exercise in self-love and acceptance—even if you’re not actually wearing his designs, watching them come down the runway provides the same mix of emotions. At Gypsy Sport, no one’s an outsider, because everyone is.
View our Gypsy Sport FW ’17 presentation photos, above.