Issue 06 of The Book is titled “Prefix” referencing the ideas of reconnection, reconciliation, reclamation, redemption, and reflection.
The issue will dive into the human experience and the relationship between fashion, culture and dress. Some pieces that will be featured in the issue will include discussing the stories of family heirloom, personal relationships with the body, and ideas of joy and liberation through fashion.
$15.00 CA

Editorial Team

Steve Nguyen (he/him), Omar Taleb (he/him), Lannii Pettiford (they/them), Lesley DeBoer (she/her), Noah Holder (they/he), Safia Sheikh (she/her), Christina Armanious (she/her), Petra Calder (she/her), Harrison Clarke (he/him), Erin Colquhoun (she/her), Jessi Hamilton (she/her), Danica Hooper (she/her), Norah Kim (she/her), Taite Krueger (she/her), Victoria Malawi (she/her), Delfina Steph Russo (she/her), Erica Weekes (she/her)

Art Team

Samantha Cass (she/her), Mia Yaguchi-Chow (she/her), Nevi Gaetan (she/her), Isabella Papagiannis (she/her), Brennan March (he/him), Jacqueline Borg (she/her), Audrey Chen (she/her), Arushi Chopra (she/her), Aisling Gogan (she/her), Jennifer Ji (she/her), Safa Kubti (she/her), Sarah Pasquini (she/her), Cindy Phung (she/her), Mia Portelance (she/her), Zoe Statiris (she/her), Natalie Welsh (she/her), Grace Hickey (she/her), Jonathan Matta (he/him), Hunter McNeil (she/her), John Monic Delante (he/him), Michaela Owusu (she/her), Qiuran Zhu (she/her)

Operations Team

Madeline Pelley (she/her), Cynthia Zhou (she/her)

Events Team

Danica Hooper (she/her), Harrison Clarke (he/him), Jillian Pollock (she/her), Isabelle Rossi (she/her), Cynthia Zhou (she/her), Violet Yin (she/her)

Marketing Team

Nour Al Saied (she/her), Grace Hickey (she/her), David Robert (he/him), Julia Rodriguez (she/her), Morgan Cheung (she/her)

Contributing Members

Liam Brand, Margarita Brodie, Tamia Campbell, Emma Cheuk, Juliette DeJonge, Marla Ellis, Adam Hedman-Murray, Caroline Levin, Mah Moud, Austin Philip, Ana Sami, Katerina Zoumboulakis

Publication Date

May 25, 2020


Jonathan Matta


Prefix, the Sixth Issue of The Book by StyleCircle

Clothing is sometimes said to be a second skin. Our relationship with how we dress and present ourselves is inherently personal. It goes beyond the merely representational forms of objects, and what we wear reflects the vivid complexities of the human experience. Fashion can be one of the most intimate forms of expression that cultivates the self, seen through the liminal spaces between the multifaceted experiences of life. The objects that we encounter or revisit become a rite of passage that communicates the transformation of identity intersecting in all areas of life. Dressing reflects the authenticity and subjectivity within material culture in relation to the bodies that contextualize personas, legacy, and importance. Ultimately, it is the individual that gives these objects its first breath. 

The Book 06 by StyleCircle explores these personal and collective documentations of sentimentality in relation to fashion, culture, and dress. By examining the ideas of reflection, redemption, reconciliation, reconnection, and reclamation, we unveil the cyclical nature of fashion and its ephemeral charm. The pages that follow feature an intimate glimpse into the moments and excerpts that share pivotal shifts; confronting intuitive reflections of our desires, ambitions, frustrations, hopes, and fears manifested through our clothing or other forms of personal adornment. In its essence, clothing makes up the collective scrapbook of our lived experiences, infusing these objects with character and significance. The act of dressing is an act of continuity in shaping ourselves from now until the end.