WELL-TAILORED WAYS TO TAKE COVER NEXT SEASON
Story by Odessa Paloma Parker
Photos by George Pimentel
A common refrain heard after the Soïa & Kyo show was that it was a shame the brand didn’t produce clothing as well as outerwear; it’s true, the styling of the show – fresh, light and youthful – was a palete cleansing experience after the many moody looks seen the rest of the week. But alas, for now we only have those lightweight jackets and coats to lust after.
For Spring/Summer 2013, designer Ilan Elfassy concentrated on a range of cuts, from the classic trench to cropped blazer-style jackets, all coming in an assortment of nylon, bold suedes and leather. A few pastels made the grade, with soft peach highlighting the prim silhouette of an elaborately cut coat that had a shorter body and deep, almost draped neckline.
Men’s styles were more conservative, with the black detailing of buttons, zippers and sleeves creating an interesting contrast against tan, ecru, beige, olive and cobalt fabrics.
Identifying the very Canadian demand for outerwear for all types of weather, Soïa & Kyo remains resolute in offering a sweet selection of styles for next season.