Leorosa was founded in 2019 by Paolina Leccese and Julian Taffel with the intention to create a renewed type of heritage brand with knitwear as the core product and the belief that quality should never be compromised. All of our pieces are made with love in Italy using Italian wool and cashmere yarns. We favor bold colors and classic silhouettes when designing what we consider a 'modern essential item'. While our product is inspired by traditional essentials, we always want to add a contemporary lens to what we design and for our aesthetic to be ageless. Our goal is to make clothes that can be worn and passed down through generations.
Julian and Paolina met in 2013 while studying at Parsons School of Design in New York. Julian is Japanese-American and was born and raised in New York, where he lives. Paolina is German-Italian, born in Cologne, and currently based between Milan and Cologne. The name of the brand is a portmanteau of their middle names, Leo and Rosa.