nineties revival

Gypsy Sport SS16
19 July 2015

Think of everything you loved about the ‘90s, roll it into one, and you have Gypsy Sport’s SS16 collection. Still relatively new compared to their counterparts, the brand has created a stir since its inception in 2012 with their guerilla-style shows and tribal, collective mentality.

Youthful, current, and relevant, Gypsy Sport’s global awareness is stamped all over cinched, elasticated waistlines, bucket hats with gold fringing, and crop tops in pastel pink and blue silk.

Denim pockets and gym shorts, visors and basketball jerseys, Rio Uribe has epitomised an era that typified urban culture, and made such staple items anew. Tops were decorated in motifs of smiley faces, dolphins, spiders, and stars, and shorts were A-line in horizontal, reflective stripes, and alongside long line shirts – who said dresses were just for girls?

Inclusion of Chris Habana’s jewellery accentuated ensembles, with exaggerated septum rings and earrings becoming a vital ingredient to the showcase. The attention to detail, and manipulation of soft and coarse textures, proves Gypsy Sport’s ’90s-drenched execution of androgyny continues to push without peaking. 

GALLERYBackstage at this show