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Sophia Kokosalaki (Fashion Design, 2002)Elle Italy 2004

Sophia Kokosalaki

Fellow in 2002 for Fashion Design

Sophia Kokosalaki is a London-based Greek designer.

A graduate of Central Saint Martins MA in fashion, Sophia introduced her label at London fashion week in 1999.

As she says, ‘my design identity can be defined in terms of aesthetic and in terms of technique. Designs for her own label is based heavily on craftsmanship and researching of traditional methods of construction an important part of her practice. ‘During the realization of a collection, I have used techniques such as draping, folding, macrame, pleating, cording which are explored to their maximum potential to remove any costume, historic and histrionic references in a complex effort to achieve¬†originality and freshness.

In 2007 her brand was bought by Only the Brave, which she eventually bought back two years later. Kokosalaki also designed the high-end Diesel Black Gold for three years, from 2009 to 2012, created collections for Topshop and worked on the relaunch of Vionnet, the French heritage house.

In 2012 Kokosalaki launched her first bridal collection.