Corto Moltedo Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2015 Milan
Miles away from where Bottega Veneta hosts its Milan pret-a-porter shows, the son of the couple that once ran the label during its pre-conglomerate days, showcased his own woven bags in the upscale Quadrilatero shopping district.
Gabrielecorto Moltedo's spring summer 2015 collection included an array of rigid, geometric clutches, bucket bags, totes and updated duffels -- some of which were woven with his very own hexagonal basket-like weave.
Splashed with Starburst candy colors like hot pink and tangerine, the collection was also punctuated with a somber shade of grey -- a color scheme that represents the New York-born, Italian designer's inner duality.
Driven by his passion for music, many of Moltedo's bags are named after Priscilla Presley, who the young designer considers one of his main muses.
Like Corto, as he is commonly known, the colors and styles were influenced by an array of cultures and far away, contrasting regions like Southern California and South East Asia and were amped up with quirky accents, like 60's-style go-go style fringes, the Statue of Liberty's crown and gilded spiders.,
"There is always a duplicity in my bags," Moltedo told NOWFASHION, while holding a monochrome tote, crafted with calf and goat skin and a metallic tote that doubles as a duffel.
Moltedo founded his eponymous label in 2004. Despite his informal spirit and playful motifs, the line embodies a serious element of Italian craftsmanship that can only be produced in an Italian atelier, like the one he operates in Florence.