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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Finally, something we can both enjoy: The WORN Archive

As is the natural progression for indie comics publishers, sometimes D+Q publishes fashion-y books. What, is that a little bit weird? (Okay, it's really not that weird at all. If you want to know more about how this all came together, check this out.)

Above you'll see our much-loved intern Esther holding this perfect new book — The WORN Fashion Archive: A fashion journal about the art, ideas, and history of what we wear, edited by the enviably smart and talented Serah-Marie McMahon. The book collects the best content from the first fourteen issues of the mag, all reworked and in a stunning package. You guys! This book is totally awesome. And so is Esther. So lets all take a moment to soak up those facts.

Esther was checking over these proofs yesterday and said, "oh, I know this girl." And I think every young-ish woman in this office had the same experience when devouring the book for the first time. This is what makes WORN so special — it's very real: the models are not models, just normies; the writers are relatable (and some are pals I see around town); the content has little to do with the runway, and everything to do with how fashion can be personal, practical, art, object, history, identity, ideas, and fun. These are, in fact, the chapters of the book.

But it's not just smart, practical writing; it also looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

WORN's designer, Alexandra Niit, did an astounding amount of work on this book, and it's all pretty flawless, really. We were all so impressed when the files rolled in. I mean, we knew it was going to be good... but could never have imagined that it would be this perfect.

Another highlight of the book is many colourful, often-campy photoshoots. Love 'em.

Seriously. This is a really special book. It's gonna mean a lot to a lot of different types of people, and I can't wait for people to get their hands all over it. WORN will be in stores May 6! Start shopping for your party shoes now, party people.

And in the meantime, Worn Fashion Jornal Issue 17 just hit stores. Why not head to your local indie and pick one up? Or stroll over to their website and buy it there or be square.


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