Gypsy Sport Designer Rio Uribe On LAFW, Fragrance And New Brand Name

One of the coolest, cult, underground labels today is Gypsy Sport.

Over the past decade, designer Rio Uribe has carved out a new space for a brand

With its logo, which looks like an astrological symbol, or perhaps an interpretation of the planet Jupiter, we’ve seen Gypsy Sport grow from an underground, genderless, streetwear-focused brand to something more sophisticated. Today, it fuses elements of high glamor with jersey chic.

Since his first collection launched in New York in 2013, we’ve seen his vision as a designer evolve over the past decade. He has transformed the way we look at basketball jerseys, numbers, logos and lace.

Now, Uribe launched his latest collection at Los Angeles Fashion Week. The new collection celebrates Chicano history

Read the rest

Highlights From Los Angeles Fashion Week 2023

Los Angeles Fashion Week, presented by N4XT Experiences, ran from October 18 to 22, showcasing, more than anything else, up-and-coming talents. When one typically thinks of a Hollywood-based fashion extravaganza, brands like Revolve and Alo come to mind, so do the Kardashians. But instead, we saw futuristic fashion, sportswear-inspired looks, and a dash of the macabre. Some of highlights included silk pieces, quiet luxury beige and sci-fi couture.

It may be hard for young designers to make it in the fashion industry, but it’s even harder for women. In a sea of male fashion designers, LAFW showcased a total of 12 runway shows and presentations. Three and a half of them were female designers—Sami Miro, Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff, Demo, co-designer of the Demobaza brand, and Claude Kameni (sadly,

Read the rest

Local fashion designer creates designs for streetwear and high-end fashion

BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) – Nethaneal Z Bañaga is a Brawley local who has been a fashion designer for seven years. And is also the co-founder of the Dream Center in Brawley. 

Bañaga has created merch designs for brands such as Born X Raised, Rap artist YG brand 4hunnid, Cherry Los Angeles, and many other collaborations.   

He has his own clothing brand called Nethaneal Zechariah. 

His dream is to tell his story as a fashion designer coming from a small town in Brawley to expanding his designs in bigger cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.

He hopes to inspire others who are dreamers in small towns.    

Bañaga was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Mid-Century Modern Furniture for his unique display of furniture in his T-shirt collection. 

But his next big move is to go international with his brand. Mainly in Sweden. 

The Dream Center

Read the rest

In Ongoing Hollywood Strike, Stylists and Emerging Designers Brace for Impact

This article originally appeared on Vogue Business. To receive the Vogue Business newsletter, sign up here.

Luxury fashion shines on the red carpet, but the ongoing SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strike has turned actors into picketers, rather than film promoters. As brands figure out alternative ways to fill the attention void left by the sudden drop off in celebrity appearances, the industry’s ancillary workers, including professional stylists, makeup artists and hairdressers, have found themselves in precarious work positions reminiscent of the recent Covid shutdowns. And emerging designers without the benefits of deep brand pockets are looking for new ways to break through the noise.

Brooke Pace, founder of Alta Moda Communications in Los Angeles, says she began telling her dozen luxury-brand clients — including Fendi, Dundas, Moschino, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, and Bally — in the spring that the Venice Film Festival was likely to be a rout for fashion. Many

Read the rest

the rise of the Olsen twins’ luxury brand

On a recent trip to Paris, the thing I bought that inspired the most envy was not tuberose soap from Buly or linen duvet covers from Merci. In fact, the item was not French at all but American. It was a pair of mesh slippers in a dark shade of blue by The Row, purchased from the resale company Resee for about €200, a third of what they originally sold for. One friend in a group chat said that if she wore the same size shoes as me, she would murder me for them. I’m not entirely sure she was joking.

Welcome to the cult of The Row, a label established in 2006 by former child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen selling T-shirts for a couple of hundred dollars. Now? Their £3,000 coats are worn by Katie Holmes and the Duchess of Sussex, fashion editors will only carry their Read the rest

20 Black-Owned Fashion Brands You Should Be Paying Attention To

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she…

Pink Telfar Bag from a Black-owned fashion brand

Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Black-owned fashion brands deserve some love. Here’s a look at 20 stylish Black-owned brands that are on our radar.

In 2020, Black-owned fashion brands were heralded in a way that pushed them to the front of the fashion industry. With an uptick in coverage, these brands (and their designers) began to get the recognition they’d always deserved. Many of their collections flourished by word of mouth before they became embraced by the mainstream. But even before the acclaim, it was apparent that these designers were uniquely gifted, creating expressive and intricately designed pieces in streetwear and workwear.

If you’ve been searching for something to round out your go-to officewear or makes sense for your ever-changing tastes, you’ve come to the right space. Below, you’ll find an assortment of

Read the rest

Haute Tequila Brand 21 Seeds Is The Fashion Scene’s Drink Of Choice

Fashion and booze have always intertwined. Just look at how Grand Marnier has partnered with New York Fashion Week or when Absolut Vodka staged a sustainable runway at London Fashion Week.

It makes sense, as the cocktail hour has practically become its own runway show. Buzzy fashion designers have the power to sway the fashion crowd to one booze brand or another—especially when complimentary drinks are at play during their cocktail soirées.

In fact, fashion designer Vera Wang has her own line of vodka with Chopin, and beachwear brand Tommy Bahama has its own line of spirits, too. And now, one haute tequila brand 21 Seeds is popping up all over the fashion scene—whether it’s store openings, VIP parties, or fashion week events hosted by designers like Kidsuper, Dion Lee, Rebecca Vallance and most recently at the

Read the rest

Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, Heir of Britain’s Other Royal Family, Has Instagram Eating Out of His Hand

The first thing you see when you get off the commuter train in Mount Kisco, N.Y., is the Union Jack. Facing the station is a shop bedecked with several versions of the British flag, selling Cadbury chocolate and “Abbey Road” puzzles.

But that’s not the only thing British in this upstate hamlet. A leafy and serene 10-minute drive from this outpost of Britannia brings one to the estate of the Peltz family, where their newest member, Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, is making fish and chips for lunch.

“Some Americans find English food kind of gross, which I don’t understand,” says Peltz Beckham, standing in the kitchen of a cottage on the spacious property. He pours a decent splash of IPA into the batter in which he’ll be coating cod fillets, and sneaks a sip himself. “But I cook fish and chips and pie and mash for my American friends, and

Read the rest