The Brazilian designer, Gustavo Lins, was born in Belo Horizonte in 1961. On completing his architectural studies in Minais Gerais and Barcelona, Lins settled in Paris at the beginning of the 1990s. There he caused a stir with unusual designs for Agnès B, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Kenzo and Louis Vuitton. Since 2003, he has been designing and selling prêt-à-porter ladies' and men's collections for his own label: GUSTAVOLINS. He was appointed a guest member of the Paris Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2007.
In January of the same year, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg invited Gustavo Lins to realise his creations in porcelain. The fashion designer began draping handmade porcelain busts with fabrics that are evocative of Kimonos – far-eastern inspirations also constitute the starting point in many of his textile creations. The draped fabric is then soaked in slip, the liquid porcelain paste, and the busts fired. The fabrics are completely consumed in the fire. What remains are satin-white busts located somewhere between apparel and sculpture. These were premiered at the Palais Royal during the Haute Couture Show Paris on 3 July 2007.
Official website: http://www.gustavolins.com/