Tenderbooks and Chateau International present a special broadcast from the studio of Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur to celebrate the release of MJKVDL 2021.
MJKVDL 2021, by British photographer Rick Pushinsky, presents the first published survey of the work of architect-turned-clothing designer Mark Jan 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 Morely 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".
To celebrate the book's release please join us for two transmissions from Mark's Berlin studio, during which he will discuss the evolution of his practice, his specialist processes and the personal experiences that manifest in his designs.
The event will be broadcast from our events page and on our YouTube channel