Greek born Sophia Kokosalaki graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1998 with an MA in Womenswear. Her first off schedule show in 1999 was well received and resulted in a position as knitwear designer at Joseph. In 2000 she debuted on the London Fashion Week schedule with a collection that prompted her 12 month appointment as designer at Ruffo Research. In 2001 her increasingly distinctive style became available on the high street as part of a colaboration with TopShop's 'TS Design' label. The presentation of her ninth collection in February 2003 and the recent launch of an own label shoe collection are testament to Kokosalaki's ever growing popularity. She was the chief designer for the 2004 Olympic Games held in her native Athens. Kokosalaki has shown her own collection in Paris since October 2004 and has worked and consulted with a range of brands such as jewellery label Ilias Lalaounis (first collaborating on a collection in September 2009), Italian luxury label Ruffo, historic French house Vionnet, Japanese streetwear giant Descente and Diesel Black Gold, whom she has designed for since February 2010.

Selected Awards

  • Winner of Art Foundation Award for Fashion, 2002
  • 'Best New Designer', Elle Style Awards, 2001

Links

http://www.sophiakokosalaki.com

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  1. 18 Feb 2002
    Sophia Kokosalaki features in a project.

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