Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Time flies when you're reading Worn

It's that time again, the impending release of another issue of Worn Fashion Journal is upon us again! The 4th issue release party is happening this Saturday, May 5th.

I know many of you may be thinking "but that's the same day as the next HQ vernissage!"
No worries darlings, there's plenty of time to do both! We encourage one and all to make a real night of it and stop by both events, and Serah-Marie (the lovely editor herself) encourages the same. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too!

To celebrate this 4th issue launch, Worn organized a really great project, in which 25 designers/artists were each given a plain canvas tote bag and directed to do whatever they like to morph it into something amazing. These amazing pieces will be auctioned off at the launch, so be sure to get there in time to make your bid!!

OK, here are all the details:

The complete series of these remarkable bags will be displayed at the launch party at 8:00 p.m. on May 5, at My Hero Gallery, 3655 St-Laurent. With the $5 cover charge guests receive a complimentary copy of Worn, issue number four. The exhibition will be followed by a live bidding auction, in which Worn readers can purchase a one-of-a-kind work by their favourite artists, and a dance party.

“To me, the Bag Project represents a somewhat ideal encounter between the flamboyant and the practical, which is exactly what Worn strives for with each issue,” comments editor Serah-Marie McMahon. “Each bag (like each artist) is individual and striking. Yet the bags are also quite robust and eminently useful containers.”

Among the twenty-five participants are Clayton Evans (designer of complexgeometries), Renata Morales (local fashion designer), Jen Glasgow and Gen Heistek (owners of Local 23 and General 54), fibre artist Hollie Dzama, noted quiltmaker Barbara Todd & Alex Ortiz (We Are Wolves musician).

Worn Fashion Journal, a semiannual publication based in Montreal, is an alternative to mainstream fashion magazines, bringing a historical and cultural context to the things we wear. Past articles have included a history of Bakelite plastic, the political economy of dry cleaning and a review of the bust line across the twentieth century.

For more information, please contact Serah-Marie McMahon at serahmarie@wornjournal.com. Please also check out the Worn website at www.wornjournal.com.

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