Made Entirely by Hand
Fashion Icon Bianca Mosca To Relaunch After Near 70-Year Gap.
After a near 70-year hiatus, the Bianca Mosca fashion brand, known for meticulously handmade alligator skin bags, wallets and accessories is to be revived by London based fashion entrepreneurs Timothy de Rosen and Leslie Kent. Coinciding with its relaunch, the brand is making available an online made-to-order (MTO) service for alligator wallets, cardholders, pouches and bracelets made from prime Louisiana alligator leather.
Bianca Mosca’s new website allows clients to customize their order online and provides a multitude of choices including selecting the color of alligator skin, stitching and linings. Mr. de Rosen stated that each product is «made entirely by hand in our French workshops including the use of traditional saddle stitching. Each piece takes from 5 to 10 hours of labor to create by experienced artisans employing long established craft methods.»
Customers can choose from 14 colors for the alligator skins in both matte and shiny finishes that range from Matte Beige to Shiny Emerald Green to Shiny Electric Blue. There is also a large number of options from which to select the stitching color, including Sky Blue and Vermilion Orange, and many other color choices for the «Mysore» goatskin linings as well. Armed with Bianca Mosca’s MTO service, customers have over a thousand different color combinations to choose from and a further option to emboss their initials on each item, making this a truly special and one-of-a-kind service.
The company’s founder, Madame Bianca Mosca, moved to London in 1940 having worked closely with her cousin the legendary couturier Elsa Schiaparelli at her salon in Paris. Madame Mosca was one of the few female designers involved in the founding of the prestigious Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers in 1942. The House of Bianca Mosca was founded in 1946 with the backing of British aristocrat the 9th Earl of Jersey. Madame Mosca sadly passed away in Paris in 1950. After her untimely demise the House was shuttered until it’s recent relaunch.