Salzburg born Simone Springer and Yuji Mizobuchi from Kyoto are the designers behind the Rosa Mosa label. They met and began collaborating while studying Footwear and Accessory design at the Cordwainers college in London.
Rosa Mosa stands for individualism, innovation and the highest level of craftsmanship. By sourcing primarily from local suppliers and artisans in Austria and working closely with tanneries each pair of Rosa Mosa shoes finds the perfect balance between craftsmanship and artistic thought.
We're featuring some of the talented female designers carried at gravitypope. For 26 years gravitypope has been selling product designed by women with a strong identity and unique outlook on fashion. Today we interview Simone Springer from Rosa Mosa.
rosa mosa SS17 is mainly inspired by leisure, nomads, and sports. Hence this collection is named ‘Leisure Club’.
Describe your everyday style.
Simple shapes, high quality materials, ‘traditional’ details with a twist, ‘appetizing’ colors.
What's your favourite material to work with?
For our shoes: Vegetable tanned leather, for its tactile feel and ‘dignified’ aging; For our clothes line: banana fibre.
Navy with black
Navy with maroon
Navy with white
Navy with bright yellow
If you weren't designing, what would you be doing?
I would be a cooking artist or an artistic cook.
I love movies by Jim Jarmusch among others, particularly ‘Down by Law’.
The Mago and the Bobo sandals on the flex wood sole, for their outmost comfort yet fashionable appearance, not to forget the beautiful colors of the tied cotton detailing on leather straps. All handmade and entirely manufactured in house, in Vienna/ Austria!