Tenderbooks and Chateau International present the first published survey of the work of architect-turned-clothing designer Mark Krayenhoff van de Leur. Shot largely in the Berlin home Mark shares with his husband, the artist AA Bronson, the book uses the language of the fashion look book to explore a deeply personal design practice in which singular garments are infused with autobiographical narratives. Mark’s one-off designs emerge from labour-intensive and formally unique processes; as Madeleine Morley writes in the book’s essay, “this open questioning of norms, commitment to materials, and holistic thinking combines to form Mark’s singular queering of Modernism, at once true to its egalitarian mission and resistant to prescriptive codification”.
First edition, 2021
225 x 165mm