Canadian Magazine Industry News
25 September 2014, TORONTO
WORN Fashion Journal comes to an end after 10 years
According to WORN’s editor-in-chief (or editor-in-pants according to the magazines masthead) Serah-Marie McMahon, it felt like the right time to move on. “WORN is a labor of love magazine, run by an all-volunteer crew. I started WORN when I started my undergrad… I really love WORN and we’re actually doing better than we’ve ever done— its not that we have to close, it’s just that it’s time.”
The journal was set up so that people right out of university, or still in university were able to contribute 10 hours a week—reasonable for those with school and work commitments—and gain what was for many, their first experience in media.
“One of the things I’ve always wanted to do, is to create this group of people that would think about fashion differently, and they would go and take those ideals into the world and change the way other media is viewing ideas around clothing, feminism, diversity and all the other things we care about,” McMahon said.
Although there will be no more new content after Nov. 22 McMahon said they may create an online record of previous blog posts, as a resource page.
WORN staff is inviting readers to celebrate its final issue during a launch party: The annual Black Cat Ball on Nov. 22 at the Dovercourt House. The final issue is currently available for pre-order online along with The WORN Archive, McMahon’s first book, which is a 400+ page compilation of the first fourteen issues of the magazine.
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