SOPHIA SAYS YES: Sophia Kokosalaki will make her debut at New York International Bridal Week, which runs from Saturday to Monday with a black and white collection, a “huge emphasis” on couture techniques, and the introduction of many more soft and embellished pieces. Looks feature French lace, caviar beading, and 3-D hand embroidery.
“The collection has been growing at a steady pace, and we are doing twice the amount of bespoke compared with last year,” Kokosalaki told WWD. “There are also a great number of pret-a-porter pieces that are easy to translate to bridal and vice-versa.”
Kokosalaki said her pret-a-porter customers “are not doing the fairy tale dress,” and while they want to look good at their weddings, they also want to capitalize on their investment and wear the dress on more than one occasion.
She said about 70-80 percent of clients have the intention of donning their dresses more than once. She said her clients are professional women in their 30s, and many of them work in the creative industries.
The collection, which is mostly white with pops of black, covers “cathedral, informal and island weddings.” The designer is also making exclusive looks for Net-a-Porter.com.