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Greek designer Kokosalaki prepping for Vionnet December 13, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Fashion & Style.

Greek fashion-designer Sophia Kokosalaki seemed to be prepping for her new role as design director at the house of Vionnet, whose iconic designer, Madeleine Vionnet, re- invented bias cutting and draping in the 1920s.

Leaving her Greek origins behind as she sent out shades of burnt umber and lime green, Kokosalaki did a riff on the tucks and pleats that are popping up all over, but that she has always used as part of her oeuvre.

The brief collection could have done with more of a workout on some of its themes, as when quilting was used to define the shape of a bodice above shiny pants or when two slithering satin outfits worked the drapes and tucks. But footwear on a curved heel theme melded nicely with tailored shorts and brief dresses.

The counterpoint to the fluorescent green was a basic beige and muddy brown, which made for wearable clothes. All the ideas of the British-based designer may be further developed and refined when the Vionnet collection is born next year.

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