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Catching Up With Sophia Kokosalaki

Since she parted ways with Diesel a year ago, the designer has been working on a new ready-to-wear collection, with an emphasis on bridal.

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Sophia Kokosalaki

IN BLACK AND WHITE: Since she parted ways with Diesel a year ago, Sophia Kokosalaki has been working on a new, 40-piece ready-to-wear collection, with an emphasis on bridal, which she describes as “trans-seasonal” and “couturelike.” Going forward, she plans to design one collection a year, and the line has already been picked up by retailers including Kleinfeld Bridal, Isetan, Browns Bride and Net-a-porter.com. She also plans to show during the New York Bridal Market in October. Kokosalaki said her dresses should appeal to a variety of brides. “If you want to go the nontraditional route, I even have a white top with black pants,” she said, adding, “In these times, you have to be inventive, and I feel like I have nothing to lose. Doing this once a year really suits me.” Retail prices range from 600 pounds, or $922 at current exchange, for a jersey dress with pleating to 5,000 pounds, or $7,686, for an embroidered dress with inner corsetry.