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Anita Moser

boots 'Rorschach big blot 2'
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

pattern for women's boots
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

boots 'Rorschach big blot 2'
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

pumps with cord decoration
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

pumps with cord decoration
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

pumps with cord decoration
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

pumps
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

sandals 'Rorschach small blot'
© FOC / Cortis & Sonderegger, Zürich

Overview

Category

Fashion Design

 

Work

Women's shoe collection, summer 2007

Essay

'Tell me what shoes you wear, and I'll tell you who you are'

Anita Moser has been awarded her third and hence final Swiss Federal Design Grant – after 2003 and 2004. Not many manage the hat trick. She is one of only a few shoe designers in Switzerland and has had her own label since 2003. Her shoe collections are distributed nationally and internationally. Anita Moser is synonymous with distinctive and idiosyncratic shoe design.

She was awarded the grant for her 2007 summer collection, consisting of seven women's shoe models named 'Rorschach', after the eponymous psychodiagnostic inkblot test. Anita Moser used these inkblots as a starting point for her collection. An important feature of it seems to be a sense of abstraction. She does not simply borrow the famous folding images used in the test, she develops them. The symmetrical inkblot outline is printed or appliquéd as a cut-out leather pattern onto both light nylon fabric boots, which makes for an exciting interplay between the decorative element of the blot and the stoutness of the boot. The sandal is made of tanned cow leather. The black shine of the cut-out inkblot and determines the shape. The milk-white, pale red and loam-coloured pumps fool the eye of their beholder. At first, you are confused because the surface seems to recreate a plaster cast. However, the pumps have a string decoration that can be made out under the fine nappa leather. A double leather sole, slightly shifted back, creates an impression of the shoes floating above the ground. These are shoes that will not leave you cold. They challenge you and change the wearer's gait.

The award was not just for Anita Moser's collection. The honour extends to the way in which she has built and positioned her label.
Patrizia Crivelli

Resources

portrait

Biography

Name

Anita Moser

 

Group name

ANITA MOSER

 

Born

1969

Education

Modedesignerin FH

 

also in

2003 2004


 

Home page

www.anitamoser.ch