Introducing Beaufille Fall 2015: The coolest collection you didn’t see on the runway
Now that World MasterCard Fashion Week has come to a close, we’re sharing some of the collections you didn’t see on the runway, beginning with one of my personal favourites: Beaufille. The Toronto-based label run by sisters Chloe and Parris Gordon has been a fixture at the shows for the past few seasons, but this time around, they opted out in favour of participating in style.com’s video fashion week. “We’re glad we took the risk,” says Chloe. “We’ve loved showing at home, but it’s time for us to focus on ensuring the business’s sustainability.” She’s referring to international markets, which the sisters see as crucial to their growth (to that end, they just returned from a showcase in Paris).
The Fall 2015 collection also represents a bit of a new Beaufille, with the label’s artsy prints and heavy hardware mostly absent, and instead replaced with streamlined wrap skirts, luscious mock-lambskin moto jackets and cozy, fine merino knits. The duo’s “handsome girl” is still present (and so is their signature buckle belt backpack), but she’s dropped her freewheelin’ ways in favour of a look so in line with the likes of Céline and Lemaire, you’d never know she wasn’t Parisian.