W Magazine’s Dream Teens Issue Is Here

Amandla Stenberg covers ASOS Magazine in Spring 2016.
And it's pretty much amazing.

Imagery c/o W Magazine/Condé Nast
While teenage girls play a pretty major part in the fashion industry, we often lament about how little credit they are given for the legitimate contributions that they make.  Couturesque was founded on the basis of giving young women who were serious about the fashion industry a voice that was curious, intelligent, and dynamic - just like them.

Enter W Magazine's April 2016 issue, and we're happy as clams.  Featuring a host of "dream teens" led by Kiernan Shipka (16), Zendaya (19), and Willow Smith (15), the fashion tome is celebrating young women with something to say this month.  Aside from having incredible style chops (Willow was just named the newest Chanel ambassadress and will be designing a collection for Stance), all three gals are also activists in their own right and have developed a following for being more than just pretty faces.  In the cover story interview with Lynn Hirschberg, they discuss everything from their favourite cinematic moments to being role models.  Take a peek at the full story over here, and catch our favourite looks from the shoot by Willy Vanderperre below.


WHO: Tia, Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
OBSESSED WITH: Oversized denim
LISTENING TO: Water Me - FKA twigs
CAN BE FOUND AT: @tia.elisabeth

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief