I agree. It's easy to scratch your head and ask WHY?
I felt the same way about Kathy Van Zeeland bags when they were on the Q. KVZ couldn't pass a fabric "close out" bin without buying up the random print rejects for 50 cents then turning it into a bag with a day glo fabric lining.
Many designers can make a nice looking bag. Kathy went with the strange, then added crystals, dangles, charms, buckles, grommets, lizard texture, padlocks, tassels, crowns, hearts, and zippers that were non-functional. She did have some nice bags in her collection, but I remember more that were strange than beautiful.