A.B, or ApuntoB was founded in 1996 and named for designer Barbara Garofalo's grandmother named Angela Brunozzi, a fashion designer of hats during the early years of the 1900s. Barbara Garofalo attended the Accademia di Costume e Moda in Rome where she currently resides and designs. 

Working only with natural materials such as gauze, voile, linen, cotton, washed wools, cashmere, heavy cotton and felt, she creates timeless shapes in which to apply these pure fabrics.