Monday, September 17, 2018
Mori Magazine Scans Archive
One of the worst things I have found about being new to a fashion that is long past its popular days is that many of the "quintessential mori things" have long since faded into obscurity. For instance, brands have closed their stores, bloggers have deleted their content, and many of the fashion icons have left the j-fashion scene altogether. However, there is one thing that has always worried me above the rest with mori kei's growing inactivity, and that is the fact that all mori magazines have since stopped being printed and published.
Although it may be almost impossible to find a printed copy of most magazines these days, there are some amazing people who have taken to scanning their own copies of these elusive magazines and making them available for others to read online. I had been planning for ages to create a post with links to all of the resources that I have compiled over the years of magazine scans, and the links had been sitting in a blog post, unedited, for quite some time. Recently, I decided to open up the post once again and prepare it for publishing and to share with all of you. But, to my horror, I found that the majority of these links were so old that they had become inactive!
Finding all of these links slowly becoming inactive stirred a bit of a panic in me, and after I overcame my shock, I decided to do something about this. I couldn't simply let such important pieces of mori fashion's history be lost, so I decided to download every magazine I could find and re-upload them all in one safe place.
It has taken me quite a while to compile all of these resources, but I've searched every inch of the internet I could find looking for them, and I think have all of what's left now. So, I created a google drive folder that is open to the public that includes all of these scans, as well as the links to those who provided them (for as long as their sites and downloads stay active) and the only places I can find to purchase mori magazines on the internet.
Although I feel I've been pretty thorough in my collection of resources, I know that there are some magazines I am missing, or some that are incomplete or could be in higher quality. I also know that there might be some websites out there offering scans that I have missed. So, if any of you come across or have any of these scans that you notice I am missing, I would super grateful if you let me know. I set up an email for this archive for that purpose, email@example.com, that you can contact if you'd like.
If you have any more questions about this archive or the sources from which this archive's content came from, please read the document listed in the folder. It should answer all of your questions, but if it doesn't, feel free to comment here or email me, and I will try my best to answer you.
Have fun viewing these resources, and I hope they inspire you as they have many mori folk before you!
(Backup link, just in case, for if the hyperlink stops working: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aEzXce-XaynToS-CeHWbfRRCAse9nrdQ)