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Sophia Kokosalaki is taking on a new role on Diesel's high-end Black Gold label, she will be in the lead design team but her exact role is yet to be confirmed. The Greek designer had a stint working at Vionnet in 2007 but has mainly worked on her own label.

"[Kokosalaki's] talent is incredible. Her taste in high-end fashion is already known, but what people do not necessarily expect from her is her skill in dealing with denim and contemporary casual, the core of Diesel Black Gold. I hope this experience will give her the possibility to further affirm her place in today's international fashion scenario," said Renzo Rosso, Diesel chairman.

Kokosalaki has also bought her label back from Only The Brave, Diesel's holding company, who bought the name in 2007.

[Source: WWD]