Sophia Kokosalaki was born and brought up in Greece, where she studied literature at the University of Athens and graduated from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 1998.
In 1999, she started her own eponymous label, based in London. She received the Elle Designer award and Art Foundation Award for Fashion in 2002 and New Generation Designer award in 2004, and receives regular editorial from Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and W magazines. She was chosen to design the opening and closing ceremonial outfits for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, which were staged in her home town of Athens. In autumn 2006, she was appointed Creative Director of the Vionnet fashion house but resigned in May 2007, stating that she would concentrate on the development of her own label.
Her trademark style often features classic Grecian draping combined with handcrafted elements. Her specialty is soft flowing dresses, and work with knitwear and leather.
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