Corto Moltedo (born Gabrielecorto Moltedo) is a young Italian and American fashion designer. He is at the head of the eponymous label Corto Moltedo which he started in 2004. He has been gaining attention ever since, and his design has become synonymous with sumptuous colors, bold hardware and meticulous attention to details.

Gabrielecorto Moltedo was born in New York City on July 5, 1977. He graduated from Loyola Schoolin the Upper East Side of New York in 1997. Raised between the Venetian countryside, and New York, Gabrielecorto during his entire childhood was immersed in the family’s business of making beautifully handcrafted bags. His parents are Laura and Vittorio Moltedo, who managed the Italian luxury label Bottega Veneta in the 1990’s (and sold it to Gucci Group in 2001.) Spending summers by their side at the factory he learned the craft of creating luxury handbags from the ground up. Moltedo has greatly benefited from the appreciation of Italian craftsmanship that was instilled in him at a very young age.

Having graduated with an art history degree from New York University and a master’s in communications from Emerson College, he embraced his ambition to start his own luxury brand. In 2004 Corto Moltedo established his studio in Paris. Starting in 2004 with a women’s total-look collection, the Corto Moltedo brand has since branched out with Travel/Men’s Accessories collections. Trademark to Moltedo’s design is his constant attention to every detail in order to personalize bags, for instance by alternating sizes, colors, leathers, and fabrics. The factory in Florence, where artisans perpetuate the same ancestral techniques, uses the highest quality products and the finest materials. In addition, the research and development studio in Florence works on unique shades and grains of leather for the latest collections.

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