Italian fashion firm Gianfranco Ferré has announced the appointment of Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi as creative directors of Ferré's women's line.

Their new roles will start when designing the 2009 women's collection.

"Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi shift easily between cool classic and contemporary femininity," said Michela Pive, CEO of Gianfranco Ferré.

Aquilano and Rimondi most recently took on the job of Malo Creative Directors for summer/spring 2007.