Gustavo Lins is a Paris-based fashion designer. He founded its brand of ready to wear, the Gustavolins workshop, in 2003. Previously “Member invited,” he became “Permanent member” of the Chambre Syndicale of Haute Couture in 2011, and this his first parade known as Haute couture in the context of the Paris Fashion Week in January of the same year.
Gustavo Lins loves asian style, characterized by refined materials and cuts straight, apparently male. It draws its inspiration from Japanese costumes, whether traditional kimono or drapery worn by the actors of Kabuki theater. Gustavo is in love with dark undertones; his favorite color is definitely black.
Strongly influenced by his training as an architect, the designer produces creations of startling originality. It is able to sculpt the body of its models by very studied cuts. To create a falsely destructured effect, it uses links instead of seams and yokes. Some of his clothes for woman transmit sensuality gently revealing parts of the body.
The creator has to model Alaia and Yohji Yamamoto. No wonder therefore, find drapery and clothing who play on volumes and on the details of the cuts. In Gustavo Lins, collections flirt with the male locker room. The dresses are aerial, curves are studied and leather finds its place in this reflection on the relationship of the body to the garment.