The Attico’s Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini are so eager to get the freedom of the Before back, they’d be willing to travel to some faraway planet, “to have a space where endless possibilities can be explored and enjoyed.”
They called their spring collection Ballroom on Mars.
Since Mars isn’t within reach yet, not even for Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, they went for an easier option, decamping to the volcanic island of Lanzarote to shoot their lookbook. The pitch-black rock formations of its lunar landscape have a dystopian feel of otherness. “We imagined The Attico woman escapes to explore a space which doesn’t exist, or which she maybe doesn’t know about,” they elaborated. “She’s the last woman left on earth perhaps, or the first one landing on Mars.”
Navigating the ragged surface of the Red Planet in style is a non-negotiable for The Attico woman. Ambrosio and Tordini provided her with a rather fabulous wardrobe for the task, replete with fluid sexy numbers with revealing cut-outs, flowing kerchief-hemmed sundresses shimmering with metallic sequins, and backless crocheted minidresses. Exploration requires ease of movement, so shapes were laid-back yet sensuous, without detracting from the sense of frivolity that is quintessentially The Attico. A simple cotton tank top in a burnt copper hue was smattered with a cloud of candy-pink feathers, and worn with a see-through pencil skirt in stretchy sequined net, suggesting a sort of liquid ’20s silhouette; low-slung, bell-bottom pants were paired with a nipped-waisted matching shirt printed with a trippy motif inspired by waves of sands on dunes and volcanic mineral configurations.