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My World: Attico

Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio are the minds behind the label Attico: a glamorous comeback for Italian fashion

It’s not a secret that people who have taken the road less travelled into their careers are our favorite people: rather than the best education, it’s often the people with the most passion and dedication to hard work that drive themselves to achieve something really great. The ladies behind Italian label Attico are one of these cases: if you didn’t know that street style icons Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini are behind it, you’d still be blow away.

These two super minds were made for each other: Gilda (24) lives in Milan, studied fashion design there at Istituto Maragoni and advises labels as a freelance designer and stylist. Giorgia (31) lives in New York, originally studied fashion design in Milan, and consults on the topic of “digital presence”.

It’s no wonder that Net-A-Porter was one of the first to order the collection or that American Vogue was very quick to report on it. What makes it so special? A unique taste. A look at their Instagram account is a scroll through another world – hardly another label knows how to transport the (new) and particular DNA of a brand so perfectly. That’s why we’re so happy to be able to introduce these two ladies today in My World:

TRANSLATION: MELISSA FROST
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Please describe your style in three words?

Gilda – Eclectic, messy, bizarre
Giorgia – Minimal, classic, timeless

First fashion memory?

Gilda – Playing with my grandma’s fur collars
Giorgia – Telling my mom, “No, I don’t want to wear that color!”

Your ideal breakfast?

Gilda – Double espresso and a glass of sparkling water
Giorgia – Avocado on toast and beet juice

The song that makes you dance?

Gilda – David Bowie, Starman
Giorgia – Drake, One Dance

The book you’ve re-read many times?

Gilda – Fantasia by Bruno Munari
Giorgia – The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

Childhood hero?

Gilda – My mom
Giorgia – My grandma Leda

Piece(s) of jewelry you wear every single day?

Gilda – All my rings
Giorgia – A family ring

Designer you expect big things from?

Gilda – J.W.Anderson
Giorgia – Joseph Altuzarra

The designer you would love to wear head to toe when you are a granny?

Gilda – Chanel
Giorgia – Chanel

Favorite color?

Gilda – All of them, but especially blue
Giorgia – Black

Signature shoes?

Gilda – Sneakers
Giorgia – Heels

What’s your dream car?

Gilda – Mercedes G Class
Giorgia – A vintage black Porsche

Favourite pet?

Gilda – Dogs
Giorgia – Max, my boyfriend’s dog

Favorite flower?

Gilda – Peonie
Giorgia – Hydrangea

Top three things on your wish list?

Gilda – Peru, cardigans, a place where I can archive my clothes
Giorgia – A pair of red shoes, a new apartment in NYC, to visit Argentina

Most inspiring movie?

Gilda – All of Almodovar’s movies
Giorgia – So many. Breathless, The Virgin Suicides, Blade Runner

Fashion icon?

Gilda – Cher
Giorgia – Bianca Jagger

Favorite getaway?

Gilda – A spa
Giorgia – Favignana, Sicily

Best restaurant?

Gilda – Cafe Gratitude, LA
Giorgia – Torre di Pisa, Milan

Favorite shop?

Gilda – Dover Street Market
Giorgia – The Line in NYC and L.A.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Gilda – The Maldives
Giorgia – In a good place

Last (cultural) discovery that blew your mind?

Gilda – Carsten Höller at Hangar Bicocca in Milan
Giorgia – The Criterion Collection

Top three magazines (on or offline)?

Gilda – Purple, Ginza, The Travel Almanac
Giorgia – Cabana, Lurve, Holiday

See more about The Attico on Instagram.

Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.