NEW YORK, Sep 12, 2012/ — With skateboarders opening the show, Sophia Kokosalaki proposed edgy urban looks that are tempered by a feminine sensibility, giving even masculine garments a subtle ambiguity.
Kokosalaki, who took her final bow at Diesel Black Gold this season, was inspired by urban skate parks, 90’s fashion imagery, and the eclectic dress sense of creative city dwellers for Spring 2013. Merging the adrenalin-driven world of skateboarding with the poise and sophistication of the contemporary art scene, the Greek-born designer came up with sportswear that is cleaned up and smoothed down.
Women wear sharply tailored jackets and pants, as well as trim shorts and boldly sexy skirts. Net appears on dresses to create a mysterious hide-and-seek effect, or is bonded with leather for an appealing contrast of transparent and opaque.