The New Italian Label Giving Velvet Its Moment

On a recent showroom appointment to see the new Net-a-Porter collections at Sydney PR agency, MCMPR, I witnessed the first collection in a long time that actually stopped me in my tracks. Enter: Attico. The new wave of fashion. Italian designers, Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio have combined their different aesthetics, and launched Attico in Feburary of this year.

The brand has already picked up an impressive rollcall of stockists—Opening Ceremony, Luisa Via Roma, Matches Fashion, Net-a-Porter, and now Stylebop, so no doubt, it’s about to blow up.

What is it about this label that made me stop? It’s unique. Each piece has its own decadence—embroidery, rich fabrics like velvet and satin, hidden splits that show a hint of skin, and slinky shapes that can be dressed up and down. I’m always on that eternal quest to achieve effortless style—and I think this collection is all of that wrapped up in one easy package.

A blush pink velvet dress, metallic wrap dress, and embellished cape all sound like pieces worthy of being seen on a runway, not on the street, but they're surprisingly wearable. The easy shapes and soft flowy fabric mean I can imagine wearing each piece in my everyday (which isn’t all that glam, FYI).

When I returned to my desk after that fateful showroom visit, I did some googling and discovered the brands co-founders Giorgia Toridini and Gilda Ambrosio are often snapped on the street in their own designs—and their effortless styling proves my point. The designers are leading the way for luxury and decadence every day of the week.

Keep scrolling to see the designers in the label, and shop my favourite pieces.


Style Du Monde

WHO: Gilda Ambrosio


Style Du Monde

WHO: Giorgia Tordini

If you look at this and think 'party dress', re-frame your thinking and imagine it with flat black ankle boots for day.

I'd wear it over a pair of vintage Levi's and a plain white tank top.

Obsessed with the mini embellished stars.

Wear it opened as a jacket, or wear tied up as a dress.

While it's still winter, layer it over a black turtleneck.


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