Over the past couple of seasons Beaufille sister-duo Chloé and Parris Gordon have evolved their brand’s minimalist ethos with handcraft elements, further seen in their latest collection.
For pre-fall, Chloé Gordon said they first wanted to imbue their signature tailoring and suiting category with feminine (and summer-friendly, breathable) details, so they added macramé embroidered cutouts that mimic the shape of bras and underwear. The idea extended into blazers, maxi- and miniskirts and offered versatility in styling throughout. For instance, their classic men’s trouser with subtle lace trim and the hems and waistband rolled down to reveal more lace, or tucked in; ditto for the jackets, which can be worn over a full look, or worn as is by those more daring.
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New cotton crochet tops with scalloped edges offered a new “throw over your swimsuit” option from the brand while their signature draped and twisted details were evolved from knits into sexy blouses with twisted hems (and hook-and-eye closures hidden along the opening) or a Baes dress–inspired latex-looking polyurethane coated crop top with gloves. The new fabrication was designed to add a tougher contrast to more feminine styles (also seen via hot shorts). Ditto for napa leather (a backless halter top and cropped little jacket), which the duo dipped their toes into and plan to expand on in their next fall collection.
Further newness came in the form of an exploration of proportions and volume, like crisp little boxy jackets, ballerina-inspired poufed skirts and strong button-on/button-off tailoring in mostly neutral shades. Gordon attributed the palette to alluring color combinations found in types of fungi which she discovered through the Instagram account of a microbiologist (@Microbioworld) who observes and photographs fungi and microbiomes in petri dishes.
To round out the assortment, Parris Gordon’s collection of jewelry was purposefully designed to mingle with the rtw. Leather eyelet belts and bag straps were adorned with customizable sterling silver charms that matched the looks’ necklaces and earrings. Gordon added that after focusing on developing a core demi-fine jewelry collection for Beaufille, pre-fall marked her return to making sustainable, art and nature-inspired “refined costume jewelry” statement styles, like a stellar sterling silver version of their 2019 pearl branch earrings.
Launch Gallery: Beaufille Pre-Fall 2024
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