Greek-born Sophia Kokosalaki (1972-2019) was a fashion designer. She 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 year-long appointment as designer at Ruffo Research. In 2001, her increasingly distinctive style became available on the high street as part of a collaboration with Topshop's TS Design label. In 2003, she launched an own-label shoe collection.
Kokosalaki 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. She was won the Art Foundation Award for Fashion, 2002 and Best New Designer at the ELLE Style Awards, 2001.
The designer passed away in 2019.