Here’s a reason to get excited about Toronto Fashion Week: Soia & Kyo is scheduled to show its collection. I’m the proud owner of three of the outerwear label’s coats: one for fall, one for winter and a trench for Spring! My favourite details about the Soia & Kyo coats is the fitted tailoring (very feminine and you don’t get lost in the coat when you’re thin like me), and large, whimsical collars that combine beauty with practicality (they keep you very warm).
Brand designer, Ilan Elfassy, claims to be inspired by “the ‘hipster urban traveler’, someone who is effortlessly fashionable and stands out in the crowd. I also believe in practicality, and that’s why I create styles that can be worn across the globe anywhere and anytime.” Everytime I wear my Soia & Kyo coats I get compliments and I loved telling the New Yorkers who coveted my trench that it was a Canadian label. One of them went online to buy it making me feel like quite the national ambassador.