A New Team at Ferr?: House Taps 6267 Duo as Creative Directors

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The Italian fashion house tapped 6267 duo Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi as creative directors. They will replace Lars Nilsson, who left Ferr? in February before he even completed his first collection for the house.

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