Things We Love: The 2009 WAD Dictionary Issue

by MAGGIE HUNTER · January 16, 2009

Hooray for a new year's list that doesn't feel like a cheap throwaway! This year, one of our favorite publications, the French quarterly WAD Magazine, has taken on the ambitious project of creating a comprehensive urban fashion dictionary, one that includes more than 500 fashion industry terms, trends, brands, shops, models, designers, and, as their blog states "all those who we believe are urban-fashion scene’s key actors, the scene that’s fascinated and excited us over this past decade." The behemoth of a directory is formatted alphabetically in both English and French, and is truly a testament to the past ten years of the fashion world, released in December to celebrate WAD's own 10th anniversary.

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Times are tight, and patronizing the international glossy magazine industry may seem a bit extravagant, but the Dictionary Issue is certainly worth the investment: it's poised to act as a reference for the urban fashionista for many years to come. Find the new issue at any international newsstand this month.

Plus! A Look Back at some of our favorite WAD cover art:

WAD 37: The Denim Issue, WAD 27: The Black and White Issue

WAD 26: The Green Issue, WAD 30: The Western Europe Issue

WAD 35: The Friends Issue, WAD 29: The Southern Europe Issue

All images from WAD myspace.