Designer News. Ferre Taps Dynamic 6267 Duo as Creative Directors

April 2, 2008 • Fashion


Italian fashion house, Ferré tapped the 6267 duo Tommaso Aquilano
and Roberto Rimondi as creative directors yesterday, according to WWD.

Aquilano and Rimondi will replace Lars
Nilsson, who left Ferré in February before he even completed his first
collection for the house. Their initial effort will debut spring

The two 36-year-olds live and work in
the northern Italian town of Mantua, about an hour away from Milan. The
6267 name, which they say resolves language barriers, is simply a
number that Rimondi was assigned as a child at summer camp.

While shying away from drawing
comparisons with Ferré’s style, Aquilano said he and Rimondi shared a
passion for fabric innovation, volumes and structures with the
designer, who trained as an architect. "We hope we can be worthy of
him," said Aquilano, adding the brand has the potential to be further
developed in many different areas.

The designers have quickly garnered
media and commercial recognition with their 6267 line, which was
launched in 2005, and have been pivotal in the relaunch of the Malo
brand, owned by IT Holding Group, which also controls Ferré. The
designers will no longer design Malo, which they joined in July 2006, a
brand Aquilano and Rimondi care deeply for. "Although this new project
is more exciting, there is some nostalgia in leaving the brand," said

Aside from the Ferré main line, the house produces the Ferré Milano diffusion line and the younger , GF Ferré label.

Newsflash! This just in:

According to a newsflash from WWD, Alessandro Dell’Acqua may be headed to Malo now that the creative post there is vacant.

In addition to his namesake line,
Dell’Acqua, who is known for his sexy and feminine designs, is also
creative director at La Perla and Borbonese.

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Source & Photo: WWD

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