For one reason or another, some designers go absolutely bonkers when it comes time to decorate a simple little box clutch. I’m not sure if it’s because the small proportion lends itself more easily to making big ideas wearable or if the structured feel of the bags makes them easier to decorate intricately, but it seems as though Corto Moltedo Spring 2011 takes note of both of those advantages.

I took the liberty of using the spider clutch as a feature because Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s my favorite holiday, but the motifs you’ll find in this collection are as varied as a summer day is long. From a pale, modernist American flag to sunny painted python to sober forged metal leaves, relative newcomer Moltedo offers a little something for everyone. Everyone who likes a crazy clutch, that is.

Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

  • Alyson

    Furla, the Italian luxury leather accessories brand will have having a sample sale from 10/26-10/28 at 261 W 36th Street (between 7th and 8th ave). It will be a great sale for both Women and Men with styles that are up to 90% off!

    Tuesday October 26 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Wednesday October 27 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Thursday October 28 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

    A handbag originally priced at $675 will be at the sale for $259! Another great style that retails for $525 will be at the sale for $199!

  • Tammy

    These bags look amazing! Unique, fun and stylish

  • Staci

    Amanda, I love them all! Each are cleverly designed yet still very chic!

  • kemilia

    They are all so cool and different, great designers at work, I’d say.

  • Jan

    Price point????

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Spring prices remain to be seen, but I’d guess that these will be under $1000, based on the brand’s other bags currently for sale online.

  • Lorie

    A SPIDER bag? There’s no way I’d carry that. I’m terrified of spiders – even big fake ones.

  • 19yearslater

    Many of these look more like fall clutches than spring. I like a few of them, but that American flag is tacky.

  • Lori

    Hmm, I am surprised that I like these as much as I do. They are very tastefully adorned. I like the snake bag…

  • Amy

    LOVE!!!!

  • Paulina

    I LOOOOVE that Spider Clutch.

  • Stylista

    Wow, that spider clutch is perfect for Halloween! Hope you don’t mind if I use that photo for my Halloween post on my blog!

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • gatsby

    These are really cool and different!

  • Andy-Kate.com

    I like the spider bag! It is so mysterious.

  • mochababe73

    The snake is my favorite. Not a real fan of the spider. It’s a little dark and morbid for my taste.

  • Merve

    The spider clutch reminds me of smthg Alexander McQueen would do. The others are ok eh meh…..

  • jbbee

    They’re gorgeous! I want the black spider one!!!

  • edoardo

    I lvoe moltedo style and his creations!!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Rach

    Wow, I love a crazy clutch and these are amazing!! I want all of them!

  • Linda

    Ew!

  • Naggy

    It is too trick-or-treat-looking and needs a whole lot more innovation. (ipad)

  • Jelita78

    i may sound like an idiot, but i’ve never heard of corto moltedo before.. and wow, thanks for opening my eyes, these designs are spectacular!
    i love them all !! seriously! ahhhmeeehhhzinnngggg!! the most ingenious design i’ve ever seen! PERIOD! (ipad)

  • helen

    Scary spider! (ipad)

  • Jen

    Love the spider one! (ipad)

  • michael dragonslayer

    Instead of arguing whether this bag is “nice” or not, perhaps people need to consider the fact that the majority of “designers” ????these days over embellish product because they have no idea what to do. Corto Moltedo is a very good case in point.
    Not only does he falsely claim to be the son of the founders of Bottega Veneta (his parents merely “owned” the company 20 yrs after it was founded. In fact they drove it into the ground of the verge of bankruptcy before the Gucci Group bought it and and quickly sacked them all. wise move!) but he also steals designs from BV and anybody else he can. Just amazing how somebody can build a business on what is essentially fraud. I know all of these facts because I am a friend of Corto’s half brother (whose father really founded Bottega Veneta)