Attico’s presentation in a Milanese apartment had the aura of a happening. As Eighties pop blared from speakers, models and “It” girls mingled wearing the brand’s Instagram-friendly designs, while waiters passed around trays of drinks.
It should come as no surprise. The founders of the label, whose name translates as “penthouse” in English, are street style stars Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio, and where they go, the stylish set follows. Their third collection was inspired by the complex female characters in Pedro Almodóvar’s movies, and the outfits were suitably flamboyant.
The duo’s signature wrap dresses came in myriad versions: one was covered in multicolored sequined stripes, while another combined a zebra pattern with a print of red tulips. Classic wardrobe items like a camel coat or a smoking jacket were embroidered with fantastic animals like dragons and unicorns.
Several of the looks merrily crossed the border into pure kitsch — to wit, a crushed velvet lilac dress with a shaved paisley motif. No matter: These clothes are not for the faint-hearted. Rather, each item had the one-of-a-kind feel of a vintage find, and demanded to be worn with a nonchalant attitude.