I think their mission statement is very interesting and refreshing, away from fashion stereotypes and closer to personal style.
* To show a wide range of beauty, one that includes diversity of culture, subculture, gender identification, sexuality, size, race, and age.
* To offer provocative thought on fashion and aesthetics in an accessible way.
* To refrain from polarizing fashion into concepts of “in” and “out,” or “good” and “bad”.
* To differentiate between personal style and the fashion industry, and recognize that the two don’t necessarily have to align.
* To answer, always and above all, to our readers and not our advertisers.
* To celebrate the universal appeal of fashion, outside of time and trend.
* To have a sense of humor, but not at anyone’s expense (with the notable exception of our own).
I ordered a copy online a few weeks ago, and I highly recommend it. Interesting content, beautiful pictures and layout, all in all a great addition to your collection. And if you don't believe me, maybe you will believe Miss Suzie Bubble:
“I was enamoured with the personal tales, well researched articles and opinion pieces on a variety of subjects that with some historic or technical string are related to fashion, but are definitely unexpected, and in some cases unexplored.”
You can order a past copy online or wait for their latest issue coming out April 10. Here's just a small selection of articles found in previous issues:
Taking self portraits (issue #7)
Starting a fashion museum (issue #9)
One man and his 300 pairs of women's shoes (issue #8)
Wedding dresses and other emotional baggage (issue #6)
The realities of working in a New York auction house (issue #4)
Pretty interesting, no? I'd love to hear from you if you're a WORN fan!
images and text in italics courtesy of www.wornjournal.com