Photo by George Pimentel
Get out your fat-barreled curling irons and hot rollers. Comrags, the Toronto label that recently celebrated 25 years under the creative leadership of designers Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse, featured a fall 2009 collection at last week’s Toronto fashion week that came accessorized by amazingly voluminous, windblown hair. Maybe I loved it so much because I’m a child of the ’80s. But it was so big and sexy-messy, done but undone, that I thought it looked perfectly modern. And it suited the makeup too: sheer and natural with lips stained lightly currant, like you’d just come in from a walk in the woods on a breezy fall day.
It was perfect hair to go with the line’s full tomboyish trousers and shells, luxe brocaded jackets and skirts and elegant plaid dresses. It was the romantic accent to casually elegant taffeta dresses, too, that came in rich, iridescent shades of berry, teal and navy. And although we’ll have to wait a few months to shop the clothes, we can start curling now.
— Deborah Fulsang