Fall into the galactic and genderless world of Gypsy Sport.
Alex wears Cream wool jumper and joggers both by GYPSY SPORT
Gypsy Sport’s Rio Uribe says that everything he makes is unisex. It’s a statement that makes sense when you consider the label closed their New York Fashion Week SS16 catwalk with a pregnant model, and their AW16 show with the same woman carrying her newborn. It’s a detail that tells you everything you need to know about the label: in Gypsy Sport’s world, wit is just important as — if not more than— looking good and how you should look isn’t determined by your gender.
One NYFW season down with that ethos cemented already, Gypsy Sport and its synonymous planet symbol has risen astronomically to become one of the most unique young brands in the US. Their galactic logo, which is splashed across “I Heart NY” bric-a-brac on the Gypsy Sport E-commerce store, from condoms to mugs to garish sweatshirts — exhibiting more of the brand’s signature wit — samples the otherworldliness exhibited on the catwalk. Never alien but ignoring convention, the online collection is like looking at the imagined future of 70s films, a vintage view of utopia.
Meanwhile, AW16 saw granny-curtain lace stitched onto basketball tunics, bandeau crops pour homme, some serious metal headgear, Fear and Loathing orange sunnies and an intriguing patchwork pattern. The print was comprised of squares in the skin tones of Rio Uribe’s family and friends, balancing the brand’s flamboyant aesthetic with a heartwarming metaphor, Gypsy Sport have trickled their philosophy down right into the anatomy of their designs. Not content with dissolving gender barriers, Uribe’s next stop is race.
Here in London we’re blessed with more young designers than we know what to do with, New York’s talent pool has sometimes had the tendency to stagnate. Luckily, Gypsy Sport has arrived, kicking, splashing and grinning from ear to ear.
Photographer: Tyler Mitchell
Fashion: Toni-Blaze Ibekwe
Photographer’s assistant: Ilya Bronchtein
Fashion assistant: Jacqueline Moore
Lighting technician: Akaylah Reed
Model: Alex Ordonez @ D1 Models
Words: Lily Walker