Political statements were all over the runways during New York Fashion Week. Most were about being strong warrior women, but Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport decided to shed light on another issue. The homeless. Uribe came over the speakers to deliver his show notes vocally before he started his show. The collection was inspired by the transient homeless that he often passes in his commutes in LA, New York, and Paris. There was a tent city set up down the center of the runway and the models walked to live bucket drummers performing. With the idea of homelessness in my head as I watched the show it was easy to see the inspiration of fashion inspired by the fashion-less. Cameo, velvet, puffer coats, purposefully tattered fabrics, rope, tye-dye, along with pinstripe menswear fabric all meshed in a way that really spoke to that inspiration and the people who inspired Uribe’s collection. Vogue Magazine, whom I was seated right behind, ranked this among the top 9 collections of New York Fashion Week and I have to say that the message and the new takes on recycled clothes really inspired me as well. This was a collection where I liked individual pieces not necessarily full looks and there is basically no red carpet potential, except for maybe the tye-dye overall style mini dress on Miley Cyrus, but then again that wasn’t the point of this collection. Beautiful clothes done in an “ugly” way really turned this into an absolutely amazing thought provoking collection on the runways of New York Fashion Week.