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:
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
Gilda – My mom
Giorgia – My grandma Leda
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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
Gilda – All of them, but especially blue
Giorgia – Black
Gilda – Sneakers
Giorgia – Heels
What’s your dream car?
Gilda – Mercedes G Class
Giorgia – A vintage black Porsche
Gilda – Dogs
Giorgia – Max, my boyfriend’s dog
Gilda – Peonie
Giorgia – Hydrangea
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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…
Gilda – Cher
Giorgia – Bianca Jagger
Gilda – A spa
Giorgia – Favignana, Sicily
Gilda – Cafe Gratitude, LA
Giorgia – Torre di Pisa, Milan
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 (@the_attico).
TRANSLATION: MELISSA FROST
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.