About Via La Moda

Via La Moda bags and accessories are made of the finest ostrich, crocodile and exotic skins.

The business was founded in Johannesburg in 1989 by Hanspeter Winklmayr. He started working in his grandfather’s workshop as a young boy in Austria, making him a third generation master craftsman. He was also the youngest graduate at the Vienna School of Fashion, being admitted to the level of Master at the age of twenty.

Every bag and accessory is hand-made according to the highest standards. Organically tanned raw materials are used in order to preserve the natural characters of the skin.  The skins are sourced from only the best suppliers around the globe, and those who comply with the standards and regulations set in place to ensure ethical practice.

Via Veneta is a more affordable, fashionable range, without compromising on quality. The same artisans, using the same processes, manufacture the bags and accessories in the same factory. The materials used for these pieces include patent leather, calf and soft goats skin.