In menswear, it seems, the hottest trend is womenswear. While designers like Public School have been flirting with androgyny for years — dropping pants crotches into quasi-skirts and T-shirt hems into demi-tunics, all with an insouciant tongue extended at the Mad Men look — some of the newest acclaimed designers have gone full-out ambisexual. One of them is 29-year-old Rio Joe Uribe, the creative force behind Gypsy Sport, which made a splash during the last New York Fashion Week Men’s in July, and again on Tuesday night during the women’s collections. He’s been nominated for the prestigious CFDA /Vogue Fashion Fund Award for menswear, alongside Thaddeus O’Neil (one of his brethren in gender-blurred designs), and David Hart.
Photo: “I thought it was over my head, I thought it was genius and that’s why it was over my head,” Lee Daniels told Yahoo Style on Sunday at the Hood By Air show. Designer Shayne Oliver said that this collection was inspired by cutting up school uniforms where he grew up in the Caribbean, but with Daniels and Bryshere Y. Gray (who plays Hakeem on Empire) sitting front row center, we wondered if there were pieces that might appear on the second season of Empire?