A costume from the Chekhov Collective’s production of The Seagull, designed by Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse of Comgrags. All photos by Katherine Holland.
With only a week until the opening night show of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, the designers behind beloved Toronto label Comrags—who are creating the wardrobe for The Chekhov Collective’s production—are sewing the final touches before sending off the costumes to the theatre company—and then getting to work on their fall collection. No pressure.
But the affable Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse are used to working under the unforgiving deadlines of putting out a 70-piece collection for the runway—only this time, their world’s a stage and inspiration is the 19th century Russian countryside. And they have 10 actors to model their looks. From their Dundas West studio, Gunhouse, hunched over a sewing machine, and Cornish, assembling looks on mannequins and snapping photos of the final outfits, chatted about their first foray in theatrical costume design, and why the looks (er, costumes) are suspiciously reminiscent of the Comrags woman. Read more…
Cressida Bonas walking the red carpet to official girlfriend status. Image courtesy of Getty.
Last night, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas went to a concert together. No big deal, you’re thinking – we’ve all known they’re dating, we’ve all cried into our pillows, and we’re all pretty okay with it now. WRONG. This is so a big deal. Allow me to break down this massive step in the royal couple’s relationship.
A look at the H&M head office atrium lobby and cafeteria in Stockholm, Sweden.
(Guests are typically not allowed to take photos, but I got special permission to snap this one.)
“Everyday is a fashion show here at the H&M cafeteria,” Hacan Andersson tells me as we dig in to our “Dagens Lunch” at the company’s headquarters in Stockholm during a recent visit. (Sadly, it’s not open to the public.) While we eat our very Swedish daily special—beef burgers with mushroom sauce, pickled winter vegetables and lingonberries—he explains how much fun it is to people-watch here the day after a new collection come out in stores.
“It’s so interesting to see people wearing things in new ways,” the 28-year company veteran tells me of his fellow fashion-forward staff. (He’s not kidding: Over by the salad bar, I spotted a woman wearing a scarf from the Isabel Marant collab as a belt.)
Find out what is the most-coveted accessory… Read more…