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Gypsy Sport Puts Real People On the Runway

July 14,2016 02:14

In addition to Uribe's model selection for Gypsy Sport, the clothes also boasted individuality: The looks resembled NBA jerseys turned into dresses, complete with frills, tassels, and lace. Yes, the clothes may be outrageous, but Gypsy Sport's ...

Gypsy Sport’s Instagram casting call. (Photo: Instagram.com/@GypsySport)In the fashion industry, there are typically two types of male models: skinny and muscular — and they’re usually under the drinking age.This held true — in part — on day two of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, where we saw young, slender boys dominate the runways of designer collections like Tim Coppens and Robert Geller. One could also make the case that there wasn’t much diversity either, like at Geller’s show, where nearly three-quarters of the models were white.But leave it to Gypsy Sport, an up-and-coming, CFDA-endorsed brand that cast 75 percent of its models through social media or from the street. Real people.The brand’s designer, Rio Uribe, told Yahoo Style that his casting was aimed to include “young, global, and fresh models,” including kids of all races, sizes, and sexes, like Torraine Futurum, a transgender artist and model living in New York.Artist and model Torraine Futurum in Gypsy Sport Spring/Summer 2017. (Photo; Getty Images)“I think that the idea of Gypsy Sport is actual individuality,” she emphasized. “It’s not ‘individuality’ packaged by a brand that’s just trying to be edgy.”In addition to Uribe’s model selection for Gypsy Sport, the clothes also boasted individuality: The looks resembled NBA jerseys turned into dresses, complete with frills, tassels, and lace. Yes, the clothes may be outrageous, but Gypsy Sport’s inclusion of real people certainly deserves commendation.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

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