Atelier Gustavolins Menswear Spring Summer 2014 Paris
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Atelier Gustavolins Menswear Spring Summer 2014 Paris

As usual Gustavo Lins provided a very low-profile, casual fashion show – no actual catwalk, just a wild casting of models composed of charismatic amateurs picked from the streets were walking down the stairs of the Palais Brongniart at Place de la Bourse in Paris in front of an audience composed of fashion professionals, but also including a regular public.

"I chose to do the fashion show outside with real people to highlight the democratic side of fashion," explained the Brazilian designer.


As a matter of fact, Lins' new menswear collection was just as relaxed as his attitude. The designer mixed casual active wear with more refined tailoring, which resulted in a few beautiful pieces such as a sharply cut overcoat that looked like a fusion of a raglan with patterns of a motorcycle jacket.

But the most worth seeing pieces were actually the simplest ones: take a linen blazer and pair it with a sleek and silk tee, that is nonchalantly worn with peg leg pants and you'll get a very classic but desirable look, all in black. His signature pieces were also not to be missed – and we wished there were more of those: his graphic abstract prints were this time declined on a tuxedo and a suit-pant, while his arty leather plastrons were worn over a classic men's shirt.

So far, so good, but what about this floor-length apron that closed the show? This was definitely not necessary.

- Elisabeta Tudor