Milan Rising: 3 Designers Changing Italian Street Style

As Milan Fashion Week gets underway, meet three designers who are captivating savvy Italian fashionistas.

Francesca Ruffini Stoppani of F.R.S

Attico by Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini

Italian street style darlings Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini came together this season to create Attico, a collection inspired by classic peignoirs. The duo’s contrasting aesthetics (straight off-the-runway for Ambrosio and more minimalist for Tordini) informed an array of slinky slip dresses and embroidered robes meant to capture the essence of the modern woman. We’ll be seeing this collection draped on fashion’s most photographed women soon – their sartorial influence is undeniable.


Attico by Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini.


Francesca Ruffini Stoppani of F.R.S

This is the third season that Francesca Ruffini presented F.R.S (For Restless Sleepers) at her home in Milan. The intimate pairings included classic palazzo pant pajamas, boxer shorts, tunics and robes – all in Como’s finest silks. Ruffini’s line continues to prove that pajama dressing has evolved from a flash-in-the-pan trend to a necessary luxury for every wardrobe.


Francesca Ruffini Stoppani of F.R.S.


__Ada Kokosar for H.T.C. Los Angeles

Italian stylist and consultant Ada Kokosar collaborated with Hollywood Trading Company (better know as H.T.C.) to create a five-look capsule collection that was constructed from vintage items, in keeping with the brand’s tradition. Kokosar infused the pieces with her unyielding modernity while respecting the integrity of the textiles. The result? Classic silhouettes rendered in unique fabrics – she’s already patented a new material that bonds denim and leather.__


Ada Kokosar for H.T.C. Los Angeles.


Ada Kokosar for H.T.C. Los Angeles.