October 01, 2007 Paris
Still, Kokosalaki isn't a designer who grasps at trends for the sake of it. The rest of the collection was a consistent development of her body of worka bit urban new wave, with an underlying thread that as always wound back to her Greek roots. Thus, somehow, the signature pleated twists in the sleeves of her jackets and the raised seams in her gazar skirts referenced classical statuary, while the slouchy satin knicker-shorts and the pompom-trimmed shoes carried faint echoes of traditional folk costume. Not that it was any overt homage to her homeland. Kokosalaki is a London city-dweller with an overriding mission to present a cool, alternative elegance that, for the most part, could be worn on the street. For her, this was a softer and more accomplished step in the right direction.