David Casavant

David Casavant Archive

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ISBN: 9788862086073

David Casavant, stylist and founder of the eponymous clothing archive in New York, expands beyond his fashion and celebrity collaborations to produce a book between artists and the archive, along with still lives of favorite pieces. A select number of creators including Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Maggie Lee, Eric Mack, Ryan Mcnamara, Joyce NG, Raul de Nieves, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jacolby Satterwhite, Ryan Trecartin, Wu Tsang and Boychild, Stewart Uoo, and Kanye West were invited to select items from the Archive to serve as an inspiration for their original works of art. The David Casavant Archive is a private collection of the world’s rarest and most culturally potent contemporary design.

The Archive focuses primarily on the work of conceptual menswear designers from the late 90s into the 2000s, notably Helmut Lang and Raf Simons. Begun in Tennessee at age 14 and curated over the span of more than a decade, the Archive distinguishes itself through Casavant’s curation informed by his distinct vision of youth, attitude, and restraint. Although a private archive, it loans its pieces to select individuals within the sphere of current culture.

This new catalogue is a natural extension of Casavant’s vision to make fashion accessible, alive, and relevant for the current time. This combination of fashion and art across various mediums is a unique and innovative approach to how we view what we wear.
language:english pages: 80 illustrations: 48 binding: clothbound with jacket release: November 2018
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