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Making her skate-culture influences obvious from the get-go with four boys on boards pop-shoving and kick flipping off the catwalk, Sophia Kokosalaki’s final collection for Diesel Black Gold was a menagerie of 90s style and skater boy graffiti. Skirts were short, shirts were crisp and hips were on show in high-leg zip-up bodysuits. The palette was almost entirely monochrome with the occasional spray of colour from Thames graffiti inspired prints. Industrial embellishments in the form of oversized zips, waists tied up like shoelaces and skate-style, taped-up ankles were neatened with tailored jackets and slick side-partings. The brand’s rock ‘n’ roll chic shone through with mesh dresses and leather embossed minis but Kokosalaki brought a contemporary athletic edge to the collection, making way for her successor and former Phi designer, Andreas Melbostad.
Text: Felicity Kinsella
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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