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Meet Attico- The Brand You Need to Know

May 02, 2017

Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio of Attico

Attico is the cool new kid on fashion’s fast-changing block. Named after the Italian word for penthouse, Italian designers Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio combine their vastly different aesthetics to push the boundaries of specialty couture, delivering standout pieces inspired by the classic peignoir and designed to be flaunted. Dripping with artisanal detail, each piece embodies a woman from a different city, modern muses with nostalgic taste. In its rich colour patterns, lavish materials and ornate embroidery, this is home-robed decadence, unabashed opulence, new vintage. The woman who wears Milan-based Attico knows exactly who she is and what she wants and how to make every entrance feel like the entrance. We meet the leading ladies ahead of the label's debut at Joyce and NET-A-PORTER in Hong Kong.

Giorgia Tordini

How would you describe your personal aesthetic?

Minimal, classic, timeless.

Who are you inspired by?

I’m inspired by people who reach their goals with dedication and hard work.

If you had to cull the people you follow on Instagram to 10, who would they be? 

@the_attico, @suzannekoller, @cabanamagazine, @olivierchatenet, @camillebwaddington, @70sbabes, @1stdibs, @marco_mansi_ , @christopherniquet, @rarebookparis.

Is there a story behind your experience designing clothes and shoes?

I studied fashion design and after that I both worked and consulted, on the design side but also in digital, creative direction and communication. Having worked in different facets of the industry helps when building your own brand and that’s how I try to put my know-how today in Attico. That said, there’s no experience quite like the experience of launching your own brand; Attico has been real school.

Italian newcomer ATTICO makes every entrance feel like the entrance

Gilda Ambrosio

How would you describe your personal aesthetic?

My style is really eclectic. I like to wear and match things that people wouldn’t normally put together. I do have my own vision in regards to my personal style but most of the time people define me as the girl with long jet-black hair. I always do function and practicality.

Who inspires you?

I grew up with Fellini movies and Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren and Virna Lisi are my Italian muses. More recently, when I was a more grown-up girl, I started loving the shiny music Cher brought to my life and I felt the same way about her clothes.

If you had to cull the people you follow on Instagram to 10, who would they be? 

That’s kind of hard and also very simple at the same time. Definitely the first I’d keep following would be my grandma, she’s the cutest because everyday she sends me pictures of flowers. I would probably keep my best friends too, and so that already takes me to five. I’ll go for @the_attico to be politically correct; @bof because it’s interesting and entertaining; @jacquemuse because the south of France relaxes me as much as Naples, which is where I’m from in the south of Italy; @therow because it’s the very best in media and like an enchanted Instagram all by itself; and I’ll close with @themuseumofmodernart. I love finding inspiration and art is not a typical part of my routine. A good scroll through Instagram can refresh and inspire your mood.

Is there a story behind your experience designing clothes and shoes?

I grew up at my grandmother’s atelier and the routine there was expensive clothes and accessories for all sorts of women. It was fascinating that all of those women had their own perception of what they wanted, they all had their own stories and tricks to feel confident. I decided they should wear my clothes one day. Since the beginning of my journey as a designer I have been lucky enough to enjoy so many different creative experiences and now I feel closer to those eccentric ladies I grew up with. 

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