Worn Fashion Journal: Issue 9
In this issue: Exploring the WWII propaganda campaign that brought fashion from home front to forefront, the history of Keffiyeh and the effect of cultural outsourcing, pulling a museum out of a hatbox, strong styles for bold moves, etc.
WORN Fashion Journal was a print magazine founded by Serah-Marie McMahon and first published in Montreal, Canada in 2004. WORN was created to address the lack of thoughtfulness in mainstream fashion magazines. It claimed that you could truly love clothing even if you were disinterested in the commercial industry of “fashion”. Over the years it covered topics such as the science of drycleaning, the role clothing plays in creating identity in the trans community, the evolution of flight attendant uniforms, and the celebration of stylin’ moms.
In May of 2014, Drawn & Quarterly published a compilation of the best from our first 14 issues, called The WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal About the Art, Ideas, and History of What We Wear. After 10 years and 20 issues, WORN Fashion Journal published its last issue in December of 2014.