Soïa & Kyo is the fashionista’s answer to the warmth-versus-style debate. Born and raised in cosmopolitan Montreal, founding designer Ilan Elfassy launched his label as a women’s outerwear brand in 2004, adding men’s styles in 2010. Distinguished by huge buttons, high stand-up collars, and slanted zippers, Soïa & Kyo’s collection of modern, masterfully assembled jackets and coats seamlessly blends form and function. Waterproof yet ultra-chic double-breasted trench coats, puffers with plush down fills and built-in arm warmers, packable anoraks, hooded raincoats, and classic leather jackets feature meticulous tailoring and flattering cuts. Fun fact: Elfassy’s brother Eran is the man behind the luxury outerwear label Mackage. Warm, stunning coats run in the family.
Fall’s cooler weather signals a shift to more sumptuous dressing — and we’re not talking lavish evening gowns either. Introduce a little luxury into your closet this season with these stylish finds from a pack of our favorite labels. You’ll find soft shearling jackets, metallic cotton sweaters, fringe-trimmed ponchos, and embroidered lace shorts to mix and match for an of-the-moment textural look.
Style-savvy ladies know basic black doesn’t have to mean boring. There’s nothing more classic or more versatile, whether it’s providing sleek, flattering lines or the perfect canvas for a bold pop of color. For a look that never goes out of style, outfit yourself in everything from embroidered lace tops and one-shoulder dresses to embellished pencil skirts and slick skinny jeans by top names like Susana Monaco, Koral Denim, and Gold Hawk.
Style-savvy ladies know fashionable outerwear shouldn’t be in short supply this fall. The season’s chilly winds and impromptu showers call for extra coverage: Think tweed moto jackets, classic belted trenches, quilted parkas, and studded cashmere coats from chic labels like Pierre Balmain, French Connection, and Mackage.
Take on whatever the forecast has in store this season with super-chic (and easy) pieces that serve up a little extra coverage when fall temps turn chilly. Reach for lighter layers now — think leather jackets, peplum trenches, and cashmere cardis — and when it’s time to bundle up, opt for wooly capes, quilted parkas, and herringbone peacoats.