Chloé Comme Parris shift from goth looks and shove their art down our throats (but we still love them)
Chloé Comme Parris, one of last season’s most buzzed about collections, was back at Toronto Fashion Week to impress critics once more. Sisters Chloe and Parris Gordon showed less of a goth aesthetic this time around, using printed fabrics (all designed by their artist mom) and jersey, with white as a unifying colour. Though we balked at the paint-splattered-canvas runway (we get it, you’re artistic), we loved the button-up-shirt-cum-bolero (full sleeves that cut off right at the underarm), gold buttons (dotting sweaters up the arms, down dresses and on epaulets), golden zippers with horseshoe-shaped hardware and the textured sleeveless tops. The girls brought another iteration of their coveted knapsacks from last season, this time in beige that echoed the days of Cher Horowitz’s mini-backpacks. See the entire Chloé Comme Parris collection after the jump.
The only missteps were a suit with booty shorts and a detached belt—it looked to us like part of the pants were missing—and a white collarless business suit that looked both too big and too small, with a blazer that was too boxy for office wear but too fitted for avant-garde Queen West “this isn’t even a blazer at all” strangeness. The girls have earned their place in the Toronto fashion pantheon, and this is only their third fashion week show, which is why we can’t wait to see what they come up with after a few more years of experience under their gold-buckled belts.