September 26, 2000 London
Color-blocked leather tops in soft pink, forest green and rich brown paired with flouncy, light skirts opened the show. Grecian-inspired gathered shirts and dresses followed, mixed with spine-pleat leather trousers, wide belts and mesh leather overlays. There was nothing kitschy or self-indulgent about the mixthe ruffled sheer tops with streamers and leather cuffs, pegged trousers and slashed-hem skirts all looked perfectly original and in tune with the fashion moment.
Kokosalaki provided some of the most brilliant interpretations of this season's must-have draped dress: There was an elaborate black gown with horizontal and vertical gathering, as well as several liquid copper numbers with ruched sleeves and side seams that were not only highly original but perfectly chic.