The iconic fashion brand Diesel may be an Italian company, but it has a young Greek designer who has helped make it a must-buy for its fans: Sophia Kokosalaki, who has her own brand in London and in the past few years has been working as Diesel’s creative director, prepared her last show for them.
Kokosalaki was born and raised in Greece, where she studied literature before moving to London to try her hand in the fashion world and open her own company in 1999, before joining Diesel as well. Kokosalaki worked for the company’s upscale denim brand Diesel Black Gold a/k/a DBG. Since June 2009, Kokosalaki has supervised Diesel creations, turning the Italian firm into a reference point for media and enthusiasts in the modern fashion field.
According to fashion sector followers, her talent and creativity have given a dark and romantic touch to the brand’s clothes and have become an essential part of the New York Fashion Week. The Greek designer’s final collection for the Diesel brand will be showcased at NYC Fashion Week in September this year. Alexa Chung, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson are some of the celebrities who’ve chosen to wear Kokosalaki’s creations at several events.