WORN Fashion Journal is a print publication that comes out twice a year (once in hot weather, once in cold) based in Toronto, Canada. However, our content is not time or location specific. Since we do not report on trends or promote the newest items on the market, our content is as interesting and relevant today as it will be five years down the road.

Although we love and support Toronto fashion, we include content from all over Canada and the rest of the world. WORN hasn’t missed the fact that there are scads of fashion magazines out there. But we feel something is missing: opinion and intelligent commentary that’s untainted by advertisers’ demands.

WORN discusses the cultures, subcultures, histories, and personal stories of fashion. We strive to embody a place between pop culture magazine and academic journal that opens new avenues in art and fashion theory by hovering where these two ideas intersect, connecting with fashion scholars and artists. We pay attention to how what is worn is made, interpreted, transformed, disseminated, and copied.

WORN isn’t just a publication – it has been so much more. The girls and boys who work at WORN – or “Wornettes” – are a real family. We support each other emotionally and do fun things together and every so often we do bicker, but only in the way you can do with family members. I guess that makes WORN our baby? I’m not entirely sure on the metaphor. Let’s just say that we are all proud, loving parents of WORN and that every issue contains a bit of proverbial DNA from each of us.

Here are a few photos from our most recent events and a photo of Issue 12 which was just published this month.