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WORN WELL

Type Queen celebrates The WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal about the Art, Ideas, & History of What We Wear


Type Books has carried copies of WORN Fashion Journal since almost always. Toronto wornettes (fans of the magazine) come to get their semi-annual dose of eclectic content, with stories ranging from how the flight attendant uniform has evolved, to what really happens at the dry cleaners, to photo essays of different people in their different underwear.   


Published by Drawn & QuarterlyThe WORN Archive is the first book by Serah-Marie McMahon and WORN Fashion Journal. The anthology is comprised of the first 14 issues of WORN, with each chapter focusing on celebrating a different part of fashion -- that fashion can be fun, fashion can be art, identity, politics, and most of all, that fashion is a personal medium for self-expression. It's a 400+ page manifesto, a resource of incredible information, and a beautiful book for wornettes all over the world. 

In the spring of 2014, Type window designer Kalpna Patel put together a window display to celebrate the launch of The WORN Archive. Inspired by the art work in the book, Kalpna fabrication dozens of circles, triangles, and cones and strung them up in that magical way she does. The result is utterly charming.


window design by Kalpna Patel 
video by Daniel Reis 
photography by Lisa Kannakko