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 we 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 photoshoots devoted to styling moms.
In May of 2014, Drawn & Quarterly published a compilation of the best of 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.
You can buy many of the WORN Fashion Journal issues online from our Etsy store The House of WORN.
You can buy The WORN Archive on the Drawn & Quarterly website, or from your local independent bookstore.