On Day 2 of World Mastercard Fashion Week, I pulled an ADR. I arrived at the fashion week tents in this outfit and left at the end of the night in this here ensemble. Soia & Kyo had sent over their lush leather ‘Remi’ jacket for me to sport at my front row perch next to Kreesha Turner at their Fall 2012 runway show, so I had to pull a quick change behind some clothing racks backstage in between shows. I have no shame.
Indecencies aside, I managed to redeem myself with a very patriotic outfit. I styled my brand spanking new Soia & Kyo jacket with my trusty orange OBJECT for Danier clutch and my most favourite VAWK skirt. Canadian from head to toe, almost. The shoes weren’t, but they’re McQueen and, well, that’s kind of all that matters.
If you’ve been digging my VAWK duds of late, by the way, you should head to the brand’s sample sale this weekend. You know I’ll be there bright and early, cash at the ready. See you there?
Soia & Kyo leather jacket (gifted) / Zara blouse / VAWK skirt / Alexander McQueen shoes / OBJECT for Danier clutch
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…