Via La Moda was founded by Master Craftsman Hanspeter Winklmayr and Mr Walter Hauser, in 1989. The iconic Via La Moda Showroom positioned above the manufacturing site has since become a landmark retail destination, offering an unparalleled assortment of exotic luxury leather handbags and accessories crafted to exacting standard
“Via La Moda’s combination of creative talent, eurocentric disciplines and authentic craftsmanship has resulted in a niche brand with strong product focus.”
The eponymous Via La Moda brand forms the cornerstone of the product offering. The luxury goods house manufactures products structured to suit varying segments of the market, pivoting on authentic craftsmanship. The 1691 Collection is a tribute to the Winklmayr dynasty and represents the broadest offering of catalogued articles split across categories ranging from Large ladies handbags to essential business accessories.
Respect for leather lies at the heart of the products proudly produced at Via La Moda. One of the tenets of the brand is the concept LEBEN EINHAUCHEN, “the breathing of life”. This is reinforced by the belief that “every hide deserves respect” and evidenced in the responsible sourcing of exotic skins.
OSTRICH LEATHER is uniquely soft, pliable and improves the more you handle your accessory. It is recognised by a unique pattern enhanced by the feather quills. Highest level organic tanning methods are applied to further enhance the natural attributes of ostrich leather. NILE CROCODILE skin is one of the most luxurious of the exotic leathers offered by Via La Moda and owes it’s rarity to the revered reptiles from which it is drawn. Crocodile accessories are the most sought after in international fashion collections. Via La Moda is fully supportive and complies with the initiatives of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Via La Moda makes use of Burmese as well as Reticulated PYTHON skins. Pythons have an unusual patterned skin and are tremendously durable lending themselves to a diverse range of applications.