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f/w runway look board
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Chloé Wise trying on s/s looks for the front row
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Inspiration board and runway looks
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Chloé and Parris sisters working together
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Chloé Comme Parris jewellery atelier
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Parris choosing amp décor for the runway show
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Chloé and Parris during walk through
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Redken hair look for runway show
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Chloe Comme Parris sister-designer duo Chloe and Parris Gordon have their twisted, wistful look down pat.
There are the subversive styling cues that, for their Fall 2013 show on Monday evening, included platform loafers and printed thigh-high stockings.
There's also a recognizable, languid silhouette cut in Victorian velvet and slicker leather. This collection also added an on-trend grunge angle with oversized cable knit sweaters accented with lengths of linked chain on their cuffs, unfinished hems and dresses slashed open from shoulder to hip.
The CCP team started their fashion week day at their Queen and Bathurst studio and we followed them to the tents with a pit stop to pick up speakers and amps to accessorize their "Rock & Rococo" catwalk along the way.
Can you sleep the night before a show?
Yes. We usually work pretty late the night before, so we are exhausted by the time we go to bed.
What do you eat for breakfast on show day?
A lot of coffee and whatever is in sight.
Describe the vibe backstage at your show just before the models take the catwalk?
Nervous and excited and triple checking everything.
What's the one interview question you never want to be asked again?
If we were twins...?
Is it easy to wind from the fashion show frenzy?
Yes. Having a show is always an inspiration to work harder for the next one.
Photos by Stefania Yarhi.