Diesel announces today the expiration of its collaboration with Sophia Kokosalaki, who has been designing Diesel Black Gold women's line since June 2009. Her final collection (Spring/Summer 2013) will be showcased during the upcoming September New York Fashion Week, as has been the case for the last 6 seasons.

Sophia Kokosalaki gave an important, innovative contribution to the line, and thanks to her artistic direction and vision, the brand has become a reference, for press and buyers, in the contemporary fashion segment. Sophia Kokosalaki: “The last three years I have spent at Diesel Black Gold have been a very interesting and enjoyable experience. I would like to thank the whole DBG team for their hard work and support in helping me to establish this line. I am now looking forward to new challenges and wish Diesel Black Gold every success in the future”.

’’I am extremely grateful to Sophia for her work and the achievement of the growth of this line: also thanks to her talent, Diesel Black Gold has defined its clear identity as a premium stand-alone label’’, comments Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel and President of the OTB (Only the Brave) Group.
A new womenswear designer will be announced early October.