Sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon grew up on opposite sides of the fashion spectrum: ‘Parris would wear ball gowns to kindergarten, and I’d be rooting in
my brother’s closet,’ says Chloé. Luckily for the Toronto-based designers, the contrast laid the foundation for a successful working relationship.
Launched in 2013, their line Beaufille (‘handsome girl’ in French) merges masculinity and femininity to create elegant pieces with a boyish insouciance. Think one-shouldered tops, trousers with big flares and bold jewellery.
The look has caught the attention
of celebrities (Lady Gaga) and top retailers (Net-A-Porter) alike for their techniques. Look closely at what appears to be a shiny, oxblood leather coat and you’ll find it’s boiled wool treated with polyurethane.
a knitted lace creation is much more than meets the eye: Chloé sewed yarn
on to a water-soluble bag, embroidered over it and then dunked it in a water bath until the plastic dissolved. The clothes sound complex, but they’re built for frequent use. ‘We want to invade your everyday rotation,’ says Parris. We’ll happily surrender for the oxblood flares please.
Prices start at £125