SOPHIA KOKOSALAKI COLLECTION
Branding Heritage Cultural Organisation wanting to honor the Greek designer – who passed away prematurely in October 2019 – has started collecting her creations that capture in her own unique and modern way the ancient Greek folds as well as the symbols of antiquity. Her creations transformed Greek history into artistic creation and promoted the invaluable legacies of our cultural heritage worldwide.
The collection is currently being digitized with the assistance of the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) and the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports, in the context of an important digital culture project implemented by BH and will be presented in a virtual museum environment (Virtual Museum). More details about the project HERE
In 2018, BH honored Sophia Kokosalaki in the context of the ”Contemporary Minoans” event at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete for her contribution to highlighting the Greek heritage and, in particular, her Cretan origin and Minoan influence, as a source of inspiration and creation in the world fashion scene. See more HERE
In 2019 BH dedicated the event ”Contemporary Minoans” held at the Museum of London to her memory. 2 distinguished British journalists spoke about her creative genius and personality, Sarah Mower MBE & Harriet Quick. See more HERE
In the colorful bustling, multicultural globe of fashion there are always some charismatic figures who lead their times. Sophia Kokosalaki was one of them. The beautiful, tall, blonde girl with the hearty smile, inexhaustible humor, strong Cretan roots and natural levity died in London on Sunday, October 13. He was 47 years old.
Based on the influences of her cultural heritage and her personal need for an independent stylistic language, the designer developed her own path in the international system of industry, putting Greece back on the world map of creative becoming in the early 2000s. At the start of a new millennium, Kokosalaki belonged to a group of young designers closely watched by the industry.
And she, with a strong will, explored the technique of drapery, turned to architecture and sought the handmade details of folk tradition. At the start of a new millennium, Kokosalaki belonged to a group of young designers closely watched by the industry. And she, with a strong will, explored the technique of drapery, turned to architecture and sought the handmade details of folk tradition. Journalist and fashion critic for American Vogue, Sarah Mower, remembers that in February 2002, Kokosalaki’s star colleague and friend, Alexander McQueen, was in the front row of the Greek designer’s fashion show at her base in London. His presence was a testament, Mower writes, “to her impact as an independent girl from Greece who was building a new wave of women’s fashion.” Read the article in Kathimerini newspaper HERE