avatar for Rio Uribe

Rio Uribe

Founder and Creative Director
GYPSY SPORT founder and creative director Rio Uribe grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico City, but decided to set off with a one-way ticket to New York City immediately after high school. With dreams of becoming a fashion designer, in 2005 he landed a visual-merchandising position at Balenciaga, under the artistic direction of Nicolas Ghesquiere. In 2012, after seven educational years, he resigned and used his savings to launch GYPSY SPORT. His first runway show was a renegade runway in Washington Square Park.

The self-taught designer takes pride in presenting queer and colorful people on his runways. His designs are a mix of DIY artisanal techniques and repurposed materials. Gypsy Sport has been featured in American and French Vogue, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, BOF, DAZED and i-D. Uribe’s headwear was used for the citizens of District 12 in “The Hunger Games” films and on the DKNY runways.

GYPSY SPORT was a winner of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and was nominated for the Swarovski Award at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards.
In 2017 Rio took an apprenticeship under John Galliano at Margiela, nothing was the same.