Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini’s collections dance between extremes—sequins and sparkle are pinstripes’ BFFs, the mischievous tomboy is captivated by the glitz of sirens. As long as they’re glamorous, polarities are just part of The Attico’s journey. “Fashion for us is like traveling with no destination, exploring twilight zones with a free mindset, sharing the experience with likeminded people,” said the designers at a resort appointment. Tyler Hudson 1000 Receiving Yards With Louisville Football Home Decorations Poster Canvas, Community was the idea they circled around in the look book, where a group of boys and girls was photographed as if on a road trip to get to some unspecified destination, in an undefined time between night and day. Their looks played on fluidity, with guys wearing slinky sequined numbers and gals dressed in humongous masculine pantsuits. Yet the designers weren’t after any political statement, or any obvious manifesto about today’s social dynamics. They were adamant in calling their take on the season organic: “We’ve had men buying our oversized cargos and bombers from day one,” they explained. “So it seemed fitting to acknowledge, since it’s something real that happened without us planning any such selling strategy. It’s neither an ideological nor an aspirational choice. It’s just the way it is.” Dualities were abundantly represented across the collection, which featured the skimpy alongside the extra-roomy, the provocative versus the laid-back.
Vampish see-through and body-hugging black dresses with vortexes of ruffles snaking around the silhouette alternated with jumbo blazers and massive banana-shaped pants, with pockets as huge as shopping bags. The undressed-but-dressed party look the designers favor (barely-there feather-trimmed minidresses, little ’60s tunics pierced with metal rings, body-skimming numbers slashed asymmetrically here and there) was counterbalanced by everyday propositions verging towards the colossal—XXXL jackets and bikers in craquelé leather had a worn-out feel; even the presence of padded-shouldered white cotton t-shirts was forceful. “Our POV is strong, we like our girls to make an impact, not only under a disco ball, but in their everyday life,” they said. “The Attico woman wants to be seen. She’s certainly self-centered.” It’d be difficult to state otherwise.