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WORN Fashion Journal calls it quits after 10 years

WORN Fashion Journal, the Toronto-based independent style magazine beloved by fashion nerds the world over, has announced it will be hanging up its hat after the next issue. The news, announced by staff this morning, comes just on the heels of the mag's 10th anniversary (and a matching commemorative anthology). No reason was given for the shutdown, but the news was met by countless WORN fans (including yours truly) rending their thrift-store garments in agony.

The mag was beloved for its brainy, historically-obsessed take on the fashion world; instead of breathlessly dissecting current trends, following runway collections, or even bothering to tell people how they should dress, WORN devoted that energy to dissecting the role clothes have played and continue to play in society.

You'd find encyclopedic rundowns of men's hat styles or the uniforms of Mad Men-era flight attendants, interviews with avid vintage collectors, musings on how clothing is used to define class and gender - and if there were multi-page editorial shoots with models, they overwhelmingly featured vintage clothing.

WORN's last order of business will be the release of their final double issue (#19 and #20), which is now available for preorder, and a final issue launch party. (Don't miss either.)


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