Italian accessories designer Gabriele Corto Moltedo, the son of Bottega Veneta’s Laura and Vittorio Moltedo, founded his eponymous brand in 2004 and set up his atelier in Florence, Italy after being raised as an apprentice to the trade of artisan-crafted leather. Renowned for his artistic clutches and bags, Moltedo draws inspiration “mostly from women and their needs,” he tells Savoir Flair. “Each particularity that characterizes a woman can inspire every aspect of my designs. Music and art also hold a special place when sourcing my inspiration. I have a very particular connection with music, and art is my very first love.”
This month, Moltedo granted Savoir Flair an exclusive pass to see what a regular week in his life looked like – from sourcing inspiration from books and patterns to sketching new designs to hosting press previews and trunk shows around the world. As for a typical day in his life, he tells us, “I start by waking up with a yoga session, have breakfast, and then run to my atelier in Florence, where I spend the whole day. Then, I take a very Italian aperitivo with my friends.” When he’s not spending his time designing, Moltedo focuses on the business side of his company as well as traveling and personal projects, such as creating conceptual short movies.
Click through the gallery above for an exclusive look at the photo diary that journals Moltedo’s latest work and his recent trunk show in Dubai.
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Photos: Courtesy of Corto Moltedo