Beaufille has long since been one of my highlights not just of New York Fashion Week, where the Canadian sister act just showed their Fall/Winter 2017, but of the entire fashion calendar. I blame their ability to make me swoon on their mastery of the dichotomy – their collections are constantly delightful feminine, but still have a tough edge of masculinity to it, mainly translated through sharp tailoring and a demure color palette. Their pieces are quirky, but refined. Sharply tailored, but still fluid and languid.
This season, this play between masculine and feminine saw a revival of the flares and bell sleeves of the last few seasons. Sharply tailored coats had exaggerated detailing – like ebbing sleeves and oversized collars, all in a deliciously murky olive shade. A mutton-sleeve top in an updated houndstooth was paired with a sheening patent a-line skirt. Billowing tunics, all hitting well below the knee, paired over equally as voluminous pants. Figure-hugging corsets, in almost an antique-looking glazed leather, constricted floating shift dresses.
I think I constantly fall head over heels for Beaufille because product offerings are always utterly unique, with this season being no different, but not in a head-turning, look-at-me way – their pieces have a certain understated beauty to them. This idea plays a lot into their identity as a brand – the Gordon sisters have created a harmonious combination of masculine and feminine. And it makes sense – Beaufille translates literally into ‘handsome girl’.