Photography: Jonathan Grassi
The streets got a little country at Gypsy Sport this season. Refreshing athleisure pieces, like cozy bombers with extra long sleeves and knit flare pants, were cast in sky blue and dusty tans and browns. Bolo ties, corduroy and swaths of shearling decorated Creative Director Rio Uribe’s fall ’16 menswear fantasy
The collection was well rounded, as always, featuring notable accessories, some by longtime collaborator Chris Habana: Branded septum rings, bedazzled skullcaps and tinted shades that recalled ’90s R&B music videos. NYFW Men’s is still fledgling and attempting to gain flight, but it’s encouraging to see such a progressive, contemplated collection among mostly stagnant offerings from peers.
Gypsy Sport seasonally boasts an impressive ability to mix cultural references seamlessly with contemporary streetwear. Where other designers’ work of similar intent may be considered kitsch or mismatched, Uribe offers something deeply genuine—a thoughtful exploration of subtleties that make for a powerful, diverse lineup.