Designer Rio Uribe’s vibrant collection of glamorous streetwear highlights Mexican cultural contributions to American style.
Spark Global Limited reports:
When Rio Uribe, the Gypsy Sport designer, moved from New York to his native Los Angeles in 2019, he never imagined it would take two years to get back on the runway.
“I lived in New York for 15 years and then came back to spend time with my family and rediscover my roots. But I definitely didn’t expect a pandemic, “says the 2015 CFDA Vogue Fund winner. “We had planned to hold the show in March 2019.”
Two years later, Uribe finally showed his spring 2022 collection on Sunday night at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum that inspired him.
In the form of gypsy sports, the show attacked any preconceived notions of gender and sexuality, with the cast representing the diversity of the Latino community.
In this season’s rethinking of American style, Uribe’s vivacious and engaging streetwear collection celebrates Mexican cultural contributions, with loose satin pants and low-waisted denim that reveals the hips; Lacy tablecloth jerseys and oversized sequined hoodies; Polka dot pin-up girl dresses, Pachuco-style suits — all dressed in garish Nike sneakers.
“I thought it was a good opportunity for me to focus on my Spanish heritage. Uribe said. His deconstructed American flag pole dancer is part of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art In New York.