Once again I feel great pleasure writing about the coolest Canadians on earth, sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon who gifted the world Beaufille couple of years ago and like most gifts that keep on giving, it gets better and better every season. Their signature flares took a more subtle turn for fall 2017 and emerged as voluminous silhouettes whilst two other Beaufille signatures patent leather and and whimsical cut-outs were as strong as ever. Contrasting stitch details and newly introduced prints – together with over the dress corsets which already seems like one of the biggest trends of the year – elevated the entire collection up up and away. PS: I want those earrings, right now.
Even though I’m not (technically, officially) a Canadian (yet), I probably feel like a native more than most Canadians most of the time. I’m constantly apologizing and thanking for something, I’m getting into hockey discussions on Twitter in August, I’m referring to all Canadian athletes as “us” when watching the Olympics and most of all, I get more proud than anyone else when a Canadian succeeds at something. I’ve been following sisters Parris and Chloé Gordon since their Toronto days and they never failed to impress me, not when the years passed, not when they moved to NYC, not ever. They bring me life every single time.
Beaufille might be the best thing that came out of Canada after Trivial Pursuit and Justin Trudeau, reminding me that I don’t have to look far away for superior inspiration. Since it’s their NYFW debut this season, people consider them a “new brand to watch” or an “underdog”, but Beaufille has been on my radar for a long enough time to elevate them to an Ellery-like status. And it’s not just their signature style that’s creating all the buzz, the fabrics they use in their collections are simply insane. The oxblood coats that look like patent leather are actually boiled wool coated in polyurethane and that open-knit wool sweater and skirt are made by gathering a pile of wool into a bag, embroidering on top of it over and over and throwing it into a tub of water to dissolve the plastic-y material (say whaaaa?!) by Chloé Gordon, one half of the designer-sister duo. And they say fashion is superficial.
Beaufille is the literal pride and joy of not only Toronto but the entire Canadian fashion scene; besides talents like Erdem Moralioglu and Thomas Tait starting here but spreading their wings in London, there aren’t any other remarkable, world class Canadian designers out there. For this retro-futuristic spring/summer 2016 collection, sisters Parris and Chloé Gordon relied more on their intuition rather than deducting from a concept, giving seasonal trends such as eyelet and big flares a go with their own voice. My personal favorite of the duo is still the f/w 2015 collection though, but that may just be because I’m a fall girl.
Nothing gives me more pleasure than making a post about the awesome new collection of a Canadian brand I love and admire so I’m starting my saturday very happy thanks to Beaufille. Formerly named Chloe Comme Parris, Beaufille is a young Toronto based brand of sisters Chloe and Parris Gordon. Just like the subtle juxtaposition of the name (which means handsome girl in French) the duo giftedly piece their opposite views and expertise together; hard and soft, masculine and feminine, heavy and free, cool and chic. Designed with a care free, low maintenance woman in mind, the designs reflect the sense of practicality of Toronto which means every piece could easily and immediately enter your lust list. Styling of course is key, answering to fashion world’s ever growing fancy towards neutral, laid back, artsy loft (or gallery) shootings, they came up with an all around pinnable collection. My favorites? Super deep V neck knits and jewelry designer Parris’ bandana shaped chokers that complement each other and of course buckled wrap skirts.