Beaufille is a Toronto- based womenswear and accessories brand founded by sisters Chloe and Parris Gordon. Beaufille is a contemporary line that references historical design elements within a modern context to create a sophisticated tough girl aesthetic. The name Beaufille, in English translation, means ‘handsome girl’ and symbolizes the contrast between masculine and feminine elements; the combination of hard and soft. “Beaufille represents every girl who has an eye for sophisticated construction and who appreciates the juxtaposition between old and new,” says Chloe Gordon. “Our collections have been inspired by French culture, art, and history. We wanted a name that plays on our personal style, I myself, tend to prefer feminine touches, while Chloe approaches fashion from a menswear point of view,” says Parris Gordon.
Both Chloe and Parris attended the Nova Scotia College Of Art And Design in Halifax and through exposure to all forms of art, including painting, drawing, filmography, design, photography, textiles, jewelry and fashion, they created a brand that draws on their collective experience. Beaufille combines Parris and Chloe’s love of jewelry and textiles with Parris overseeing jewelry and accessory design, and Chloe concentrating on the brand’s ready-to-wear line.