Taking it from Behind

by jennine on January 28, 2009

They’ve always said that the beauty is in the details, but one thing that’s often over looked in fashion is one’s backside. Sure, we usually like to focus our attention on the front… after all that’s where your face is, and a couple of other desirable things. But the back is a whole terrain for experiment, as it wouldn’t be competing with your face,  and there’s barely anything offensive back there, (ahem, I know… bum) so why not go nuts with cuts and details, bows and draping?

Greek born, St. Martins graduate, Sophia Kokasalaki is an expert in draping and edgy designs. Her spring collection is inspired by ancient Egyptian costumes brought into the 21st century. I loved the collection, but to tell the truth, I was most taken by the backs details, asymmetrical straps and flowing silk. Just gorgeous.

{ 17 comments }

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts January 28, 2009 at 4:37 am

Absolutely gorgeous!

Frankie - Swell Vintage January 28, 2009 at 5:23 am

Wow, what an interesting perspective! I’m loving that black and gold x

Mer January 28, 2009 at 5:25 am

so simple, yet so fantastic approach!

Sweety P January 28, 2009 at 5:49 am

When I read most fashion reports about the runways, no one really seems to talk about the back of the garment. However, I think the back of the outfit is as interesting as the front. Plus, when you walk away, the back of the outfit is what everyone sees. So, the front is as important as the back. Great post! The details on the back of Sophia Kokasalaki is beautiful and a treat for the eye!

Fasshonaburu January 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

Love this!

amanda lee January 28, 2009 at 8:10 am

So pretty!

Miss Urbanita January 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

Love them! Great selection. Kisses ;)

jennine January 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

oh i’m glad you all like the post!
:)
❤ sweetyp.yeah, it’s strange huh? i guess no one is really paying attention…

Sal January 28, 2009 at 11:15 am

Sigh. If I could get my hands on ANY of these gorgeous creations, I’d do a lot of walking out of rooms. Twirling, too, maybe. ANYTHING to get those back and neckline details noticed.

WendyB January 28, 2009 at 11:42 am

I just got a dress that is ALL about the back (or lack thereof).

szaza January 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I do love a dress or jacket with interesting back details. And there is nothing sexier than a bit of exposed back— a dress or shirt that drapes low looks incredible. I’ve always wanted to have a back-plunging dress to wear a backwards pearl necklace with, so that the pearls cascade down my spine. My only concern is the bra…

meligrosa January 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm

these are super!? h the back, such a visual pleasure to everyone but one. wonderful wed. inspiration jennine♥ !!!

Market Publique January 28, 2009 at 3:28 pm

The back of things have always been my favorite. If it has nice detailing on the back, I’m getting it! It’s kind of unxepected and sexy…

Theresa January 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

these are just so stunning, the sheer blue one and the gold and black ones are my fav

Mina Widding January 29, 2009 at 12:41 am

Beautiful! And of course, why not look beautiful as we turn and walk away? ;)

lulu January 29, 2009 at 12:45 am

gorgeous collection.

Ruth Griffin January 29, 2009 at 8:50 am

Hi Jennine, Yes I agree I absolutely the backs of the dresses are exquisite I adore Sophia Kokosalaki’s egyptian dresses and the gold accessories wow!! I met her for tea last week in the Wolesley and she was so lovely and so stylish! Here is the blog I wrote about her.

http://blog.matchesfashion.com/page/2/

Lovin your blog!Are you based in London or Berlin? Ruth

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