Canadian outerwear brand Soia & Kyo showed at Toronto Fashion Week for the very first time this season. The verdict? A resounding yes. Designer Ilan Elfassy‘s Fall 2012 collection delivered exactly what customers have come to rely on the brand for since its inception in 2004: fashionable yet practical wool coats and parkas that will take them through the winter months stylishly and toasty warm.
In fact, I have very fond memories of my very first Soia & Kyo purchase years ago, a very well-made cropped jacket that served me well for many a Fall day. It was, surprisingly, pistachio green.
There were pops of colour in Elfassy’s latest collection too, including a lovely red coat with puffer trim that’s now a serious contender for the new Fall/Winter 2012 coat I just decided that I need, as well as matching his and hers mustard yellow jackets I only wish I could convince the Mister to sport with me. Embellishments, such as belt buckles and fur trim, were used sparingly but smartly. All in all, it was a very wearable collection that Soia & Kyo fans should be delighted with.
Outerwear aside, I’m also dying for one of those oversized puffer bags that reportedly won’t be produced. Why do I always want what I can’t have? Now that’s a question for another day’s post…