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Celebrity favorite Kokosalaki expanding into bridal and jewelry online

In addition to her Kore collection launch at online retailer ASOS, Sophia Kokosalaki has announced the launch of a bridal and costume jewelry range to be sold exclusively at Net-a-porter.com.

WWD reported January 30 that the London-based Greek creator, whose fans include Chlo Sevigny and Kirsten Dunst, has designed a host of cocktail dresses and bridesmaids' gowns in materials such as tulle and charmeuse for the online boutique, which last week caused a sensation with the launch of Karl Lagerfeld's capsule collection KARL.

Sources of inspiration for the line include Greek goddesses, 1950s Christian Dior and late French designer Madame Vionnet.

Prices begin at �800 ( 957), while complementing jewelry starting at �100 ( 119) has been made by prestigious Greek jeweler Ilias Lalaounis. Both the jewels and the gowns will go on sale February 15.

Fashionistas looking for a more affordable way to get their hands on Kokosalaki's creations can register for alerts concerning the designer's Kore range at ASOS, where prices begin at �60 ( 71) for a jersey T-shirt.

Kokosalaki, who is also creative director for Diesel Black Gold, is launching her Spring 2012 Kore line exclusively at ASOS.

The line's summery lace pieces, which were handcrafted by an all-female team in Sri Lanka as part of designer support initiative ASOS Inc., will hit the site late in March.

Taking a sustainable approach to developing designer collections, ASOS Inc. has previously put together a leather accessories collection with rising Canadian designer Thomas Tait and a jewelry line with the Scottish designer Louise Gray.

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