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SOPHIA’S CHOICE: Sophia Kokosalaki will next month unveil bridal and costume jewelry collections that will be sold exclusively through Net-a-porter.com. Kokosalaki has designed 12 silhouettes, including cocktail dresses and bridesmaids’ gowns, that range in price from 800 pounds to 4,500 pounds, or $1,256 to $7,065 at current exchange. They will go on sale on Feb. 15. She described the collection as being full of Grecian-style silk gowns, with influences from Fifties Christian Dior and Madame Vionnet. She has used materials including silk tulle, jersey and charmeuse.
The designer’s first full collection of jewelry is meant to complement the bridal offer, she said. The dramatic pieces are full of flourishes, curlicues, sirens, and rams’ heads — and are made by the renowned Greek jeweler and goldsmith Ilias Lalaounis. They range in price from 100 pounds to 600 pounds, or $157 to $942 at current exchange.
This story first appeared in the January 30, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.