Kuzyk Is Making This Season’s Most Enviable Coats
Think cowhide, suede, and work-wear silhouettes.
’Tis the season for updating your outerwear closet, but there are only so many black wool wrap styles you can buy before it becomes redundant. And truthfully, if there’s one thing we’re willing to invest in, it’s an exceptional coat, preferably one that makes strangers stop you in your tracks to demand every detail. That’s how we felt when we first laid eyes on Kuzyk, the new outerwear brand from designer Elizabeth Kuzyk.
The collection is small and perfectly edited, with just five pieces currently available, all of which feature luxurious Italian hides in work-wear-inspired proportions. The spotted cowhide Bobby jacket is particularly noteworthy, but the oversized Penny Suede is equally showstopping. Any of the available styles (which are all some variation of a neutral color) could easily withstand the ebb and flow of trends throughout each season and can be worn with anything from a pair of vintage Levi’s and sneakers to a cashmere knit dress and leather boots.
“The Kuzyk girl cares about fashion as a tool of communication to express identity and creativity,” Kuzyk tells us. “[She] does not follow trends, is self-assured, and cannot be bothered to worry [about] what people think of her.” Truly, we cannot think of a single person who wouldn’t marvel over the spectacular craftsmanship and quality of these coats (hence the luxury price point).
Kuzyk’s background in couture at Vera Wang and Zac Pozen is apparent in every stitch, but when translated to everyday pieces, it manages to elevate a wardrobe staple practically everyone is required to own. It all feels like an exercise in refining a classic, rather than succumbing to overdesigning. Explains the designer of her process, “[I combine] wearable patterns and shapes with couture elements such as high-end material against unexpected baroque trims and elegant hardware.”
The line is set to expand in 2020, with the goal of becoming an all-encompassing lifestyle brand à la The Row or Hermès. “[We are] currently working on playful dresses and utilizing spare leather in a line of unique accessories.” We’ll be anxiously making space in our closets until then.
Photos: Courtesy of Kuzyk
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