03/13/2012 08:01 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT

Montreal's Soia & Kyo dials up the chic with stylish array of outerwear

TORONTO - Soia & Kyo demonstrates that style needn't fall by the wayside while bundling up in chillier conditions with its presentation at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Tuesday.

The Montreal-based label helmed by designer Ilan Elfassy sought to dial up the chic with its outerwear offerings, and in the process, seeking to distinguish the woollen coats, leather jackets and voluminous parkas that typically colour the style landscape during the cooler months.

Models sporting furry trapper hats and toting bundled blankets and even logs down the runway were the ideal accompaniments to the stylish succession of sleek jackets featured, bathed in a largely neutral palette of camel, sand, khaki, mocha, charcoal grey and black with vibrant pops of mustard and red.

The embellishments on coats were put to subtle yet effective use, from brassy gold-accented buckles and to the fur trim and shearling encircling hoods and lining collars that have become outerwear mainstays. There were a number of dual-contrast looks such as leather elbow patches and slick quilted sleeves on wool coats.