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Step One: Dress Up. Step Two: Dance Slow.

November 25th, 2008     by piKe krpan     Comments

Our friends at Worn Journal are launching their new issue #7 this Saturday November 29 in Toronto with style, as per usual!

The new issue includes articles on mannequin history, global fashion, luxury branding, and spandex!

You may remember Shameless reviewer Erin Elliott had this to say about Worn’s issue #5 in an older print issue of Shameless:

Discovering Montreal’s Worn Fashion Journal is as refreshing as trading in sweaty wool socks for liberating flip flops on the first day of spring. Worn aims to “discover what is of lasting value about clothing and style” by wandering through a walk-in closet’s worth of ideas about fashion and art. The history of Toile de Jouy - those 18th century scenes printed on your Grandma’s bedspread - reveals rich stories hidden in plain sight. Between Countess di Castiglione scandalous self-portraits in the 1800’s and Elsa Schiaparelli’s shoe-shaped hats that rocked the 1920’s, Worn writers showcase female fashion rebels that put L.A.M.B. to shame. In “The F Word” Emily Raine asks “If I’m a feminist, then why can’t I dress like a girl?” This inspiring magazine has a clear answer: You can.

The launch event is a winter formal slow dance which is all-ages and queer-friendly. It will take place at Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto), a lovely dance studio decked with crepe paper streamers, balloons and mirror ball. You get a dancecard to reserve a special tune and Resident Dancers for any shy boys and girls. There is also a photographer to take date and non-date photos to remember the night (and outfits) by.

Doors open at 9:00pm. Entrance cost is $10 and includes a dancecard and Issue 7 of Worn Fashion Journal.

For more queer fashion inspiration, check out the photos after the jump!

Driven by sales (not advertising) Worn offers unique perspectives on fashion, creating a diverse and inclusive alternative to mainstream fashion magazines. Articles deal with concepts and ideas around fashion from a historical, cultural, political and practical perspective.

For more details, contact Serah-Marie Mc Mahon, Editor-in-Pants, at

All the images in this post are from Worn’s dance party event last year.

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