Renzo Rosso, owner of the Diesel Brand has announced that he has acquired the British Sophia Kokosalaki brand, and will add it to his group Only The Brave, Srl. The purchase was handled through Rosso’s Staff International, the manufacturing arm of Only The Brave. Staff also controls prestigious labels Martin Margiela and DSquared, as well as Diesel.
Kokosalaki designs her own eponymous label, which is shown in Paris, as well as serves as creative director of the couture label Madeleine Vionnet, which is being relaunched. The first collection to be manufactured under this new arrangement will be shown for fall/ winter 2007 in Paris.