with accessoires from the collection This is About Tolerance
Tue, 18.02.2014, 6.00 pm–8.00 pm
MAK Design Shop
The personalities behind the Viennese label rosa mosa are Salzburg-native Simone Springer and Kyoto-native Yuji Mizobuchi.
Ever since their study of design in London, the two have worked together to design leather fashion accessories, bags, and
rosa mosa stands for individualism and innovation at a high standard of craftsmanship. The designers give preference to local
suppliers and craftspeople that devote care and attention to the artisanry that is required.
For the current collection, Austrias cultural heritage was examined and combined with that of a younger culture. In
Austria, traditional indigo dying is still alive and well. On the other hand, the stars-and-stripes pattern, itself taken
from old printing blocks, is applied here not to cloth but to leather, giving rise to a new context. It all amounts to a certain
replanting of the items Austrian roots.
Such ideas implementation requires tolerance, and tolerance requires respect, acceptance, and recognition of all the
worlds culturesnot just as a moral obligation, but also as a political necessity. Tolerance is a virtue that helps
overcome a culture of war, replacing it with peace. This is the core concern of rosa mosa.