Greek at her ‘Kore’
Joining a widening band of designers who think that looking after the planet should be a fashion consideration, the Greek-born designer Sophia Kokosalaki introduced a new line called Kore , in collaboration with the online retailer pacorabannesite.com
Lacy handwork, made in Sri Lanka using an age-old technique, formed the basis of the new line, which sells at one-third to half the cost of the designer’s main line. Ms. Kokosalaki also has designed a collection of wedding dresses that will go on sale at pacorabannesite.com
After two seasons off the runway, following the rupture of her collaboration with the Diesel group, Ms. Kokosalaki came back to Paris with a collection that had less of the Greek twisting and shaping of her early designs, but still a sense of that country in the liquid draping. Like all forward-looking designers, she also played with new fabrics, keeping the signature she has already established but giving it a modern push. S.M.