Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
The David Casavant Archive is a private collection of the world’s rarest and most culturally potent contemporary design, with a focus on the work of conceptual menswear designers from the late ’90s into the 2000s, notably Helmut Lang and Raf Simons. Begun in Casavant’s native Tennessee when he was just 14, and curated over the span of more than a decade, the archive distinguishes itself through Casavant’s distinct vision of youth and attitude. Although a private archive, it loans its pieces to select individuals within the sphere of current culture.
This marriage of fashion and art across various mediums is a unique, innovative approach to how we view what we wear
For this volume, a select number of creators―including Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Eric Mack, Ryan Mcnamara, Joyce NG, Raul de Nieves, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jacolby Satterwhite, Heji Shin, Ryan Trecartin, Wu Tsang and Boychild, Stewart Uoo, Thomas Eggerer and Maggie Lee―were invited to select items from the archive to serve as an inspiration for their original works of art. David Casavant Archive is a natural extension of Casavant’s vision to make fashion accessible, alive and relevant for the times. This marriage of fashion and art across various mediums is a unique, innovative approach to how we view what we wear.