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"Bridal suits me," says Greek designer Sophia Kokosalaki from the desk of her East London studio. Light floods through the industrial sized floor-to-ceiling windows, highlighting every intricate fold and pleat of the exquisite dresses in front of her. "I believe when you create something truly beautiful it never ages," she says. "That's why I took inspiration from traditional couture shapes used by designers such as Madame Grès and Vionnet, because in 10 or 20 years the last thing you want is to look dated in your wedding pictures."

Graduating from London's prestigious Central Saint Martins in 1998, Kokosalaki launched her eponymous label in 2001 with a London show, receiving instant critical acclaim. Requests from friends to create bespoke wedding dresses followed, and a dedicated bridal collection seemed like the next step. "The first thing brides always say is, 'I want something simple and I want to look like myself' and that's what I've always tried to do - create dresses that enhance the body but don't compromise the wearer's identity."

In a collection in which every dress is named after a Greek goddess, emphasis is firmly placed on fit and form. "I pay a lot of attention to construction," says the designer. "A lot. That's why we work on mannequins and do everything by hand so that it's absolutely precise." Meticulously cut and sculpted by a team of seamstresses who have worked with the designer for 10 years, the gowns draped on dummies dotted around the room look as perfect as if they were carved from marble - and are definitely worthy of a goddess.