Starting from FW ’10, Greek born and English based designer Sophia Kokosalaki will play a primary role in the development of Diesel’s high-end collection Diesel Black Gold’s female lines.“I am thrilled and honoured to collaborate on this new project with Renzo Rosso and the Diesel Black Gold team. It is always inspiring to work with people at the top of their game. Moving forward there are so many new exciting opportunities, this is a very fortuitous time for me and my business”, commented Sophia Kokosalaki. In parallel to this, Sophia Kokosalaki and Only The Brave, the holding company of both Sophia and Diesel, have mutually decided to part ways. Sophia Kokosalaki will regain complete ownership of her company which will continue to develop on independent basis. Renzo Rosso, president of Diesel and of Only The Brave: “I am very excited at this new step in the development of Diesel Black Gold, and very happy to be working with Sophia on this project. Her talent is incredible: her taste in high-end fashion is already known but what people do not necessarily expect from her is her skill in dealing with denim and contemporary casual, the core of Diesel Black Gold. I hope this experience will give her the possibility to further affirm her place in today’s international fashion scenario”.
Photo: Sophia Kokosalaki’s own FW 09 collection