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Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 by Damien Neva

Having Ford Men’s Linus Gustin in town for the last couple months has been enjoyable. Around the agency the model, whose name most Americans associate with the character from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip, is well liked and even quite funny, though from his stoic-looking print and runway work you’d never know it. Residing in the City since New York Fashion Week in February has afforded Linus the opportunity to meet loads of clients and photographers. Not least amongst his encounters includes this excellent Essential Homme May / June 2011 editorial titled “Bright Futures” by photographer Jason Kim and stylist Christopher Campbell. “Mixing a neon and fluorescent color scheme,” begins Essential Homme, “spring’s standout collections were saturated in an optimistic palette of prismatic magic.” To that end, the story begins where only a neon and fluorescent menswear story can and that is with Jil Sander and Raf Simons. For his first look, Linus wears a jacket, sweater, and trousers by Jil Sander, leather shoes by Raf Simons, and sunglasses by Tim Hamilton for Linda Farrow Project. It’s not all Raf, though, as minimalist collections in the form of Calvin Klein and Prada amongst others are also generously referenced. Leave it to Linus Gustin, however to pull together every look and imbue each with his inimitable Continental cool.

Credits include: Publication, Essential Homme May / June 2011; Title, “Bright Futures”; Photography, Jason Kim; Styling, Christopher Campbell; Hair, Jennifer Brent for Kérastase Paris; Makeup, Janeiro for MAC Pro NYC; Photography assistance, Gleb Sologub, Sabrina Banta; Fashion assistance, Lee Muston.

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)

Linus Gustin | Essential Homme May/June 2011 (Photography: Jason Kim)


3 Comments so far
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Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous – Linus slays, I love this, my favorite editorial in this issue of Essential Homme!

Comment by TeeVanity

I love the colours, but the photos are unnatural. So it loses charm.

Comment by laukų gėlė

This is beautiful! Love a good color story…

Comment by Jamie Lester




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