Aquilano was born in San Seveero di Puglia and studied at the Rome Fashion and Costume Academy, while Bologna-born Rimondi attended the Carlo Secoli Institute in Milan.
In 1998 they met at Max Mara's design department, where Roberto had already been working for some years.
In 2004 they founded the brand 6267 together. The name of their first brand, 6267, comes from the number Roberto's mother wrote on his tanks and shorts when he went to summer camps in Igea Marina.
In 2005 they won the competition for young designers Who Is on Next?, promoted by Alta Roma and Vogue Italia. Thanks to this award, they presented their collections at Milan's fashion week.
After working as artistic directors for Malo, in 2008 they were appointed creative directors of the maison Gianfranco Ferré.
The same year, strong with these important working experiences, they founded the brand Aquilano.Rimondi.