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In the five years that Chloé (mid­dle) and Par­ris (right) Gor­don have been in the fash­ion biz, the sis­ters’ aes­thetic has evolved from

straight-up down­town cool to gotta-have-it gothic chic. Take their

fall/winter 2014 col­lec­tion, a sar­to­rial sym­phony of grey, black, blue and red, de­signed by Chloé

and punked up with Par­ris’ hard­ware. “We looked at the idea of codes and uni­forms, which led us to gangs and tribes,” ex­plains Chloé. Par­ris con­tin­ues, “With each sea­son, we feel like we’re cre­at­ing a bit of a Beau­fille girl gang.” Hence their take on clas­sic ban­dana pais­ley, which upon closer in­spec­tion reveals tat­tooed

but­ter­flies de­signed by the Gordons’ mother, a tex­tile artist.

(The stand­out moto jacket fea­tures a del­i­cate rose print.) Ev­ery­thing, from the cozy coats to the edgy ear cuffs, is made in Toronto. “It can be hum­bling work­ing in Canada be­cause you’re

so far from the big fash­ion cap­i­tals,” says Chloé. “It makes us work re­ally hard be­cause we know

we have a lot to do and say.” n

Jo­vana Zelenovic—the win­ner of our 2014 ELLE Canada Model Search—makes her fash­ion de­but in this shoot. Her def­i­ni­tion of true beauty? “Be­ing the best ver­sion of your­self, in­side and out.” Sounds like Cana­dian spirit to us.

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