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