Rio Uribe, Creative Director/Founder of Gypsy Sport and CFDA Award nominee is a Mexican native to Los Angeles, California. Immediately after high-school, he set off with a one-way ticket to NYC, with dreams of becoming a fashion designer. In 2006, Uribe landed a showroom visual-merchandising position at Balenciaga, then under the helm of Nicolas Ghesquiere. After six invaluable educational years, he resigned and used his savings to launch Gypsy Sport. The self-taught designer takes pride in presenting diversity and adversity in his collections. His designs have been featured in American, French and German Vogue, The New York Times, Paris and Japan WWD and on DKNY’s runways. Uribe’s headwear was also used for the citizens of “District 12” in the worldwide blockbuster trilogy, The Hunger Games. Gypsy Sport was named a winner at the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, was nominated for the Swarovski Award for Menswear at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards and was featured during the SS17 review of “The Top 8 Collections of New York Fashion Week” via Vogue.