Style.com

August 22 2014

styledotcom The best of the beach scene at Martha's Vineyard: stylem.ag/1wfYfkY pic.twitter.com/mxJ5NTnkKQ

Subscribe to Style Magazine

Sophia Kokosalaki’s Fashion Week Diary

-------

In the lead-up to New York fashion week, designers go through hundreds of behind-the-scenes preparations to arrive at the completed show. This NYFW, we’ve sweet-talked a few of them into giving us an exclusive peek behind the curtain as they cast, score, style, and ready their presentations. Next up: Sophia Kokosalaki, the creative director of Diesel Black Gold.


“Every person in the team is just as important as every other; this is why communication is key. I always work very closely with my seamstresses.”


“I always try to maintain a fun aspect in these intense pre-show days. I try not to overdo it with the coffee—that helps.”


“We worked all day on castings—I like to see and meet all the new girls. Sometimes I wonder how the young ones cope with the late-night fittings and the endless go-sees around town.”


“There are so many elements to take care of when putting together a look. Everything has to be considered—although I am well aware it could go unnoticed by the audience.”


“Although fashion week can be very demanding, I enjoy the interaction with talented and creative people across so many different fields.”

Photos: Courtesy of Diesel

USER COMMENTS Comments
Designer Update