Modern Folklore and Handcraft
rosa mosa is Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi. The Austrian-Japanese designer duo manufactures shoes and accessories with an object-like quality. Their work combines traditional handcraft with experimental design.
Folklore is the focus of rosa mosa’s design approach
The designers Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi always reinvent the concept anew by repositioning it in the contemporary fashion context season to season.
The result is amazingly comfortable shoes – anyone who has ever worn a model by rosa mosa knows this for sure! Just as customized as the shoe collection is the accessories line – a contemporary interpretation of classic design. For instance: a fingerless leather glove or a handwoven basket bag – inspired by a picnic that the Viennese art avant-garde around Gustav Klimt made.
Cooperation with regional handcraft businesses
Springer graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Mizobuchi studied Buddhist philosophy in Kyoto – later studies in “shoe and accessory design” at Cordwainers College in London brought the two together.
Both of them have a great passion
for handcraft. For their first collection, which consisted solely of
carved wood sandals, they received the “Curriers’ Award for Excellence
in Leathercraft” and were also accepted at once in the “Guild of Master Craftsmen”.
In 2001 they founded the label rosa mosa in Vienna, and since then they have been cooperating with regional handcraft businesses: for example, with a rag rug weaver in Salzburg, a Hungarian basketweaver company, or one of the last indigo printing companies in the German-speaking area based in Burgenland, with whom they have developed a technique for applying the traditional fabric printing to leather. The vegetable tanned leather also originates from local producers.
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