Jul 20, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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We all waited with baited breath to see the new collection for Diesel Black Gold at New York Fashion Week, as designed by Sophia Kokosalaki. Sophia channeled West coast America in her S/S 11 collection for the jeanswear brand, capturing sundrenched California landscapes and the free spirit of rock festivals.
Flared trouser shapes, suede and leather and patchwork are key elements of the collection with washed and laundered neutrals and browns playing the key focus.
Sophia talks to Hilary Alexander from the Telegraph, backstage:
“I love working with leather and I like the idea of artisanal clothing, things that are handworked and have an ‘age’ to them,” she said, as she checked out the models in hand-tooled leathers, tie-dye skirts and patchwork waistcoats. So, a bit hippie then? “Don’t say that! I hate the word ‘hippie’, it’s the handcrafted feel I’m working,” was Sophia’s immediate response.
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