Sophia Kokosalaki Exits Diesel Black Gold in September

NEW YORK, Aug 2, 2012/ — After three years of a highly successful collaboration, Greek-born designer Sophia Kokosalaki is taking her final bow on the Diesel Black Gold catwalk this September, during New York Fashion Week.

Commenting on her impending exit from Diesel Black Gold, Ms. Kokosalaki said, “The last three years I have spent at Diesel Black Gold have been a very interesting and enjoyable experience. I would like to thank the whole DBG team for their hard work and support in helping me to establish this line. I am now looking forward to new challenges and wish Diesel Black Gold every success in the future”.

Trained at the prestigious Central St. Martin’s in London, Sophia Kokosalaki gave an important, innovative contribution to the line since she became Diesel Black Gold’s Creative Director in June 2009. Thanks to her artistic direction and vision, the brand has become a reference, for press and buyers, in the contemporary fashion segment.

“I am extremely grateful to Sophia for her work and the achievement of the growth of this line: also thanks to her talent, Diesel Black Gold has defined its clear identity as a premium stand-alone label’’, comments Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel and President of the OTB (Only the Brave) Group.

A new womenswear designer will be announced early October.