Joe Jonas is Now a Fashion Writer

Sometimes the best fashion journalism comes from the minds of those unfamiliar with the scene. In “Don’t Get Too Comfortable,” author David Rakoff — a writer with very little knowledge about the industry of women’s clothes — describes his account of attending the couture shows in Paris. It’s equal parts hilarious, thoughtful and refreshingly un-jaded, largely due to his detachment from the scene.

Joe Jonas is no David Rakoff. He is, however, covering Fashion Week for The Cut and it’s amazing. It’s mostly amazing because Joe Jonas seems like a most unlikely candidate for such reporting. He is approaching his assignments with vigor, enthusiasm and such a childlike wonder that I can’t help but find myself hooked.

An observation from his first dispatch:

Most people kept their coats on inside, which added an element of individuality to their outfits. Ironically, it was broiling hot inside all the shows I went to. Even the designers for Duckie Brown realized how hot it was inside as they emerged to take their bow. Everyone looked a little sweaty when they ran out after the show. The cold air was a relief.

He’s right! It is hot inside the shows. He also wants to try the shirt-around-the-waist trend per Richard Chai, which makes me like him even more.

Four for you Joe Jonas. You go, Joe Jonas.

Can’t wait until your next review. Bye!

[Joe Jonas Fashion Week Dispatch via The Cut]

  • Liz Caruso

    What a strange pick for a fashion journalist – you can tell the excerpt is from a fresh voice, in a good way.

    xo, Liz

  • Joe Jonas France

    “refreshing”, that’s exactly what came on my mind after reading his 1st dispatch. He’s no stranger to the fashion world though but it’s always interesting to have a view from someone who’s not inside the profession.

  • He must have spent last summer at Camp Fashion (the sister camp of Camp Rock, obvi.) to get himself ready for the gig.

  • katja kozlevčar

    see, this is what I`m thinking… I`ve been in fashion for so long I can`t look at it objectively anymore… hell I don`t even know what my subjective is…

  • Ghazaleh Kermaani

    I really like his take. It’s clearly in his voice, and has more of a practical look at the FW scene. Go Joe!


  • Hilarious! I guess at least he isn’t tainted?

    The Macadame. xx

  • Modupe Oloruntoba

    Interesting… and thank you for the Mean Girls reference, it makes me happy. 🙂