This is the second upcoming collaboration of a Greek designer and a worldwide known British retailer. Sophia Kokosalaki, following the footsteps of Thomas Tait and Louise Grey collaborates with Asos.
“When you’re packing for a trip to the Greek Islands, you need clothes that work well in the wind,” said Sophia Kokosalaki at her Paris presentation. Which is why, for her first diffusion collection for Asos, named Kore (which means "daughter" in Greek), the Athens-born designer played with breezy silks, diaphanous chiffons, and flapping pleats that will swirl romantically around the body during summery days and nights
But while all of the silhouettes, from loose tunic dresses to lace-embellished jumpsuits and draped skirts, were lifted from the archives inspired by her homeland, the initial idea came from seeing traditional lacemakers at work while on vacation in Sri Lanka. “I love handmade pieces, but they have always been so expensive,” she said. “This is a way of doing fast fashion but in a slow way.” "It's ethical in the way it's giving fair pay and work to women in Sri Lanka and they are doing something they actually enjoy," explains Kokosalaki who went over to meet the women - who, by making the lace which features on about a third of the collection, are empowered with a new skill set as well as benefitting from the income
The collection will be available from January on ASOS.COM and price points will range from £40 to £495. I bet that this collection will be the secret for islands' best dressed ladies!
|Pieces of the collection published in twitter|