Tuesday September 11, 2012 – Pier 92
Somewhere between the leatherworker ateliers outside of Venice, Italy and the skater parks of Venice Beach, California, Sophia Kokosalaki discovered her inspiration for her latest collection. Set inside a hollowed, paint chipped warehouse on Pier 40, a series of skaterboarders kicked off the show pulling stunts on a set of ramps headboarding the catwalk. The intro wasted no time at making a powerful statement: this collection would be as much about street style as it would be about the brand’s tradition of luxe leather-wear. One by one, models streamed out sporting sharp, but feminine silhouettes that played with the brand’s DNA of refined, contemporary edginess paired with 90’s-esque prints.
Staying mostly in black and white territory, the collection did offer a large variety of wearable pieces. Ivory short skirts, blanc asymmetrical perfectos and distressed leather jackets, as well as white sheer corseted dresses contrasted beautifully against tailored oversized cardigans, ankle trimmed trousers, and noir see-through square-mesh dresses. The dual-chromatic motif ollied into prints and color, with denim jeans being given a graphic, street-art treatment and turquoise and salmon neoprene accents on a few numbers. Accessories-wise, strappy, fringe stilettos, elongated tassel belts, and supple-leather clutches added the right amount of titivation to already strong looks. All in all, Sophia’s sporty take on street chic kickflips the status quo to the curb with a brilliantly high octane collection.
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