July 14, 2008
Sophia Kokosalaki designed her debut Resort collection in the grips of Egyptomania. The result? An odd pyramidlike skirt (shaped with a wired hem) and plenty of the pleated numbers for which the Greek-born, London-based designer is known. While she indulged her obsession with drape, Kokosalaki didn't neglect her tailoring skills. She rethought the trench and dug deeper into the army surplus bin with military-inflected leather bombers, which would work just as well slipped over her cocktail frocks as with a pair of black jeans from her new capsule denim line.