Gabrielecorto Moltedo founded his namesake brand, Corto Moltedo in 2004, specializing in his family’s tradition of manufacturing and designing luxury handbags. After earning a degree in Art History from New York University and a Master's degree in Communications at Emerson College, Gabrielecorto Moltedo moved to Paris and founded his own brand, Corto Moltedo, while remaining true to his roots with design and production headquarters in Italy. Corto Moltedo controls and produces 100% of the collection in his own factories located in Scandicci. In 2009, the Corto Moltedo flagship boutique in the Jardins du Palais Royal opened amongst similar minded artisans. A study of modern luxury, the boutique exemplifies the 31 year old designers unique vision of cultural hybridity and everyday opulence.