Renowned for his early archive of highly coveted Raf Simons and Helmut Lang pieces, stylist David Casavant is launching his first self-titled archive book, spotlighting his collection of garments and work within the fashion industry, and celebrities.

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I’m excited to announce my book “David Casavant Archive” comes out tomorrow. I got 16 artists to use my archive to produce original work just for this. Available now on amazon or I have signed copies on my gift shop @archive_club With this book, David Casavant (born 1990), stylist and founder of the eponymous clothing archive in New York, expands beyond his fashion and celebrity collaborations to produce a book of encounters between artists and the archive, along with still lifes of favorite pieces. The project is about showing how different creative people with unique voices can come together to create something special. 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. For this volume, a select number of creators―including Kanye West, Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Eric N. 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. With forward by Andrew Durbin.

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I’m excited to announce my book “David Casavant Archive” comes out tomorrow. I got 16 artists to use my archive to produce original work just for this. Available now on amazon or I have signed copies on my gift shop @archive_club With this book, David Casavant (born 1990), stylist and founder of the eponymous clothing archive in New York, expands beyond his fashion and celebrity collaborations to produce a book of encounters between artists and the archive, along with still lifes of favorite pieces. The project is about showing how different creative people with unique voices can come together to create something special. 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. For this volume, a select number of creators―including Kanye West, Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Eric N. 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. With forward by Andrew Durbin.

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The book, titled, David Casavant Archive, focuses on 16 notable figures including Kanye West, Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Eric Mack, Ryan Mcnamara, amongst others — all of whom were chosen to select items from the archive to be spotlighted with their own signature interpretation.

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I’m excited to announce my book “David Casavant Archive” comes out tomorrow. I got 16 artists to use my archive to produce original work just for this. Available now on amazon or I have signed copies on my gift shop @archive_club With this book, David Casavant (born 1990), stylist and founder of the eponymous clothing archive in New York, expands beyond his fashion and celebrity collaborations to produce a book of encounters between artists and the archive, along with still lifes of favorite pieces. The project is about showing how different creative people with unique voices can come together to create something special. 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. For this volume, a select number of creators―including Kanye West, Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Eric N. 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. With forward by Andrew Durbin.

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Overall, David Casavant Archive serves as a continuation of Casavant’s plan to make fashion more accessible, alive and relevant for the times. The book is now available to purchase at Amazon and directly on archive-club.com for a special signed copy version, priced at $60.

Fore more on David Casavant, check out his vintage Raf Simons and Helmut Lang collection.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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