“I think I just fell in love with purple for the first time.”
“The do-rags are so powerful. It’s truly a statement of power, honestly.”
“I want to wear all these unconventional power looks in the most corporate business setting like, ‘Yes, this is a blazer, what’s the problem?'”
DJ duo TBH — who gave a live, play-by-play narration of Gypsy Sport’s energetic spring show — had the entire room LOL-ing with their observational one-liners which, on the fourth day of what’s already felt like a long New York Fashion Week, was a very good and welcome thing.
Designer Rio Uribe said he just wanted everyone to let go and have fun, which is why he tapped the all-girl dance crew Models Inc. to kick off his show with a sexy, spirited performance. Inspired by Twenties flapper culture — and “breaking the rules” — Uribe sent out a wacky collection full of colorful, deconstructed, gender-bending gear for downtown club kids. “I imagined a man borrowing his girlfriend’s lingerie or wives borrowing their husbands’ shirts and vice versa — with all of it standing for what Gypsy Sport is about: mixing genders, mixing roles, mixing identities,” he said.
The flapper reference came through in floral-printed, fringed silk slipdresses with lace trim, layered, rather strangely, over hooded sweatshirts or striped cotton shirting. The label’s logo — two hats flipped to resemble the planet Saturn — was printed across baby-doll dresses and purple mesh jerseys. Uribe also introduced tweed into the collection for the first time, using it on a colorful, cropped jacket worn over denim-and-orange lace jeans.
The men’s looks continued in the same vein as the lineup shown in July during New York Fashion Week: Men’s — lots of lace, flower prints, mesh and layered looks. The sporty soccer references and nods to the flapper era with fringe and lace were offered up in new colorways, including purple, orange and bright green. None of it really made sense, but isn’t that the point?