Sophie Springer came from Vienna, Austria to Florence to study Fashion Design. After graduating from Polimoda, Florence with an F.I.T. program she continued studying accessories concentrating on shoes and bags.
Springer has been working as a free-lance designer and as a professor for several international schools in Florence for over 20 years. Springer teaches courses in Pattern Making, Draping, Collection Production and Garment Construction. She also designs and produces her own handbag line with the label okidea.