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Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia 艾曼纽埃莱·菲利柏托

 ©Courtesy Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia

The realities of the lives of modern day royals and what they mean are often lost in the faerie-tale aura the titles evoke. As the only grandson of King Umberto II, the last true King of Italy, it is widely believed that the life of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice and Piedmont, must have been a charmed one. Throughout his childhood however, the title provided him with limitations rather than opportunities. Prince Filiberto grew up in exile from his family’s homeland, forbidden, as a male descendant of the Savoy line, from entering any Italian territories by a provision made when his grandfather was removed as king.  It wasn’t until 2002, and the abolishment of the same provision, that the then 30-year-old Prince Filiberto left his birthplace in Geneva, Switzerland to return to Italy.  In 2003 the Italian Prince married French actress Clotilde Courau with whom he is raising two daughters, Princess Vittoria of Savoy, born in 2003, and Princess Luisa of Savoy, born in 2006.

However, the life of modern day royalty goes beyond a title and royal responsibilities. In 2009 he, along with his partner Natalia Titova, took home the top prize on series 5 of Italian Dancing With the Stars. He has also written two books, Sognando L’Italia (Dreaming of Italy), a memoir about growing up in exile, and Mi Fai Stare Bene (You Make Me Feel Good), a fictional romance detailing the exploits of a radio DJ. Today, in collaboration with entrepreneur and fashion designer Enzo Fusco, Prince Filiberto has launched a T-shirt company, cleverly named Prince Tees, selling a collection of cashmere and cotton blend t-shirts made entirely in Italy and sold only in select stores in country and abroad. In Paris, for example, they are sold exclusively at Colette. For information on where else these exclusive products can be purchased visit: www.princetees.com

1.How would you describe your lifestyle and how does it affect your work?

I am, if I may say, a modern man. Through work I traveled a lot. But I am also a father; a family man. I love to take care of my children. When I’m not traveling for business, I spend my time with them, to play with them. But at the same time, in regards to my lifestyle, I live with a lot of obligations because of my work. I frequently travel between America, Asia and Europe and that defines a part of my lifestyle. Let’s say it is a balance of work and family.

2.How would you think your status as a modern day prince affects your lifestyle?

As you know, being a modern day prince means I have a responsibility of my family name. My family dates back more than 1000 years, and we have rich traditions and history. What I like to say is that I am a modern man, a man of my time, but with the added respect of my history and my name.

3.Would you say being royalty has affected the choices you have made thus far in your life?

No, I don’t think so. I always make my choices as an individual, in an individual way. I think being a royal is more in the history of my family name. And again my work has always been driven by my dreams and by my way of thinking, and this is how I do it.

4.Tell us about some of your business, especially Prince Tees.

I created Prince Tees only a year ago. In another question you asked me about being royalty and a modern day guy. I think Prince Tees defines exactly this combination. I decided to create this T-shirt and we took careful care of all the particulars. The T-shirt itself is very basic, but it is made out of cashmere and cotton so the fabric texture is incredible and that is what makes it so essential to have in your suitcase. I travel all the time so I like, for example, to wear the cashmere and cotton t-shirt on the plane. Also they are all made in Italy; 100% made in Italy. But what is really incredible is the fabric. Once you put it on it feels like a second skin. This is what Prince Tees is. Today we have T-shirts for men and women, long and short sleeves, but my objective over the next three or four years is

ⒸYiZhou video still from ‘Beauty is in the details’ 2012 for Persol

to expand on our work with this incredible fabric. We could do jeans of cotton and cashmere, or sweaters, or jackets. At the moment we are just beginning with our T-shirts and it is going very well. We already sell in ten countries! What is really nice is when someone buys one and wears it, and then realizes he wants to buy other because you really feel the difference of the fabric when you are wearing it and it is incredible. Moreover they are all very modern cuts, using lasers, and that is what Prince Tees is.

They really are great. And now, since we are looking for distributors in China, I hope that this interview may help us find some!

5.What motivated you to begin this company?

So, as I previously mentioned, what motived me is something that I want to have. We started to do the T-shirt because of my dream. I was very specific; I wanted to have a T-shirt with this incredible and rich fabric and I wanted it to be cut like this. So it was first invented especially for me and then sold to the public as well. If I like it, I believe other people will like it too. That is my motivation behind this idea, and it is working very well so far, so I am very happy.

6.What are your plans for the future both personal and professional?

Well personally, to take care of my family and to see my children grow in a wonderful way. As for professional plans, I also launched a production company, to produce movies, which is in the process of producing an animated movie by Chomet. He is one of the best animated filmmakers. A now we are also working on a movie called ‘A Thousand Miles.’ So I have my production company, and my fashion line, both of which will grow in the future. But always in the bigger and better ways I believe in continuing my dreams.

 

现代王室的生活和王室对人们的含义慢慢地从人们生活中淡去了,不再像童话一般让人迷恋。威尼斯王子萨瓦艾曼纽埃莱·菲利柏托是意大利最后一个国王翁贝托二世的孙子,在平民眼里,他的生活一定羡煞众人。然而,整个童年时期,这个王子的头衔给予菲利柏托不是大把大把的机会,而是限制。菲利柏托王子从小被迫远离故乡,在其祖父被流放之后,他作萨瓦家族的男性后裔而不被允许进入意大利国界。直到2002年,这一禁令才被解除,30岁的菲利柏托王子才终于从出生地瑞士日内瓦回到了意大利。2003年,菲利柏托迎娶法国女演员克劳蒂·克劳,并育有两女,大女儿萨瓦维特多利亚出生于2003年,小女儿路易莎出生于2006年。

然而,现代贵族的生活早已远离了王室头衔和王室责任。2009年,他与他的搭档娜塔莉亚·蒂托娃一起捧回了意大利与星共舞系列5”的最高奖项。他还写了两本书,一本是《意大利的梦想》,关于常年在异乡流放的经历,还有一本《你让我感觉很好》,一个虚构的故事讲述了一位电台DJ的功绩。如今,与企业家、时尚设计师恩佐·弗斯克合作,菲利柏托王子创立了一家T恤公司,巧妙地取名为王子T恤,并将意大利制造的羊绒棉质T恤通过专卖店卖向全世界。比如在巴黎,王子T恤只在柯莱特时尚店独家售卖。想了解更多王子T恤,请访问官网:www.princetees.com

1.你会怎样来描述你的生活方式呢?这种生活方式又是怎样影响你的作品的呢?

我的生活方式,当然了,我是一个现代人。因为工作,我会经常旅行。同时,我还是一个父亲,一个有家庭的人,所以我会照顾我的孩子们。如果我不去出差,我就会花时间去陪她们,陪她们玩耍。与此同时,在我的生活中,因为工作,也会有许多的职责。我经常旅行于美国、亚洲和欧洲之间。所以这就是我的一些生活方式,也就是说处于工作与生活之间的一个状态。

2.你怎样看待作为一位现代的王子这样的身份对你的生活的影响呢?

就像你说的,作为一个现代的王子意味着我肩负着我的姓氏带给我的责任。我的家庭有一千余年的历史,我们有着一些传统和历史。所以我想做的就是,做一个现代人,一个自己时代里的人,但同时也兼顾我的历史和我的家庭。

3.你认为作为王室成员对你当前生活的选择有影响吗?

不,我不这么认为,我总是从个人角度去做选择,跟从自我的个人方式。我认为,就像我说的,作为王室,的确存在着一些历史的方面,家族的历史。但我的工作一直是被我的梦想所驱动着,被我的思维方式所驱动,这就是我选择的方式。

4.能否和我们分享一下关于你的一些商业活动呢,特别是王子T?

对的,我一年前创立了王子T这个品牌,而且在另一个问题中,我们说到关于我的王室和现代人的角色,我认为王子T恤正是这样的一种角色。我当时决定创办这个品牌时,我们非常地注重细节。这是一个非常简约的T恤,但是用羊绒和棉花制作而成的,所以它有着柔软舒适的面料。但是我想说的是,它非常得贴近本质,就像你的行李箱中必备之物一样。比如说,我经常旅行,我喜欢在飞机上穿着羊绒棉T恤。这些T恤都是全部都在意大利生产。最值得关注的就是它的面料,一旦你把它穿在身上,它就像是你的第二层皮肤一样。这就是王子T。今天我们就以T恤作为开始,我们为男士女士设计产品,长袖短袖都有。不过我三至四年内的目标,就是做更多的款式,唯一不变的就是它那舒服的面料。我们会做牛仔裤、针织衫和女装。目前,我们才开始做T恤,运营得非常好,因为我们现在已经在十多个国家卖王子T。而且真正好的现象是,如果有人买过穿过我们的产品,那么他就会再买一件,因为你真的会感受到它的材质,它的体感真的非常不可思议。而且我们使用现代的剪裁方法,用激光剪裁方法来剪裁,所以这就是王子T

它们真的真的非常的好。现在我们准备在中国寻找经销商,我希望通过这次采访我们能在中国找到好的经销商。

5.那么是什么激发了你开办这家公司的动力的呢?

你猜是什么激发了我,是一些我想去拥有的一些东西。我们追随着自己的梦想开始了做这个品牌,这真是一个极好的方式,我想要有这样材质的T恤,我想要这样的剪裁。所以我一开始为我自己设计了这种T恤,后来它的销量很好。如果我喜欢它,别人也会喜欢它,所以这就是我的想法和成功的动力。因为它运营得很好,所以我非常开心。

6.从个人和职业上来说,你对未来的有什么计划呢?

从个人来说,比如说照顾我的家人,看着我的孩子们健康快乐地成长。职业上来讲,我还开办了一家电影制片公司,现在正在制作动画电影,由一位叫舒梅特的制片人主持。在我看来,他是最好的制片人之一。现在我们正在制作一个电影叫做《一千英里》。所以现在,我有自己的制片公司,有我自己的时尚系列,并且在不久的将来,这些都会扩大规模,沿着这个方向走下去,我相信它们会越来越好。我会继续追随我的梦想!

 

ⒸYiZhou video still from ‘Beauty is in the details’ 2012 for Persol

Ⓒprincetees.com

 

Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia 艾曼纽埃莱·菲利柏托


 ©Courtesy Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia

The realities of the lives of modern day royals and what they mean are often lost in the faerie-tale aura the titles evoke. As the only grandson of King Umberto II, the last true King of Italy, it is widely believed that the life of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice and Piedmont, must have been a charmed one. Throughout his childhood however, the title provided him with limitations rather than opportunities. Prince Filiberto grew up in exile from his family’s homeland, forbidden, as a male descendant of the Savoy line, from entering any Italian territories by a provision made when his grandfather was removed as king.  It wasn’t until 2002, and the abolishment of the same provision, that the then 30-year-old Prince Filiberto left his birthplace in Geneva, Switzerland to return to Italy.  In 2003 the Italian Prince married French actress Clotilde Courau with whom he is raising two daughters, Princess Vittoria of Savoy, born in 2003, and Princess Luisa of Savoy, born in 2006.

However, the life of modern day royalty goes beyond a title and royal responsibilities. In 2009 he, along with his partner Natalia Titova, took home the top prize on series 5 of Italian Dancing With the Stars. He has also written two books, Sognando L’Italia (Dreaming of Italy), a memoir about growing up in exile, and Mi Fai Stare Bene (You Make Me Feel Good), a fictional romance detailing the exploits of a radio DJ. Today, in collaboration with entrepreneur and fashion designer Enzo Fusco, Prince Filiberto has launched a T-shirt company, cleverly named Prince Tees, selling a collection of cashmere and cotton blend t-shirts made entirely in Italy and sold only in select stores in country and abroad. In Paris, for example, they are sold exclusively at Colette. For information on where else these exclusive products can be purchased visit: www.princetees.com

1.How would you describe your lifestyle and how does it affect your work?

I am, if I may say, a modern man. Through work I traveled a lot. But I am also a father; a family man. I love to take care of my children. When I’m not traveling for business, I spend my time with them, to play with them. But at the same time, in regards to my lifestyle, I live with a lot of obligations because of my work. I frequently travel between America, Asia and Europe and that defines a part of my lifestyle. Let’s say it is a balance of work and family.

2.How would you think your status as a modern day prince affects your lifestyle?

As you know, being a modern day prince means I have a responsibility of my family name. My family dates back more than 1000 years, and we have rich traditions and history. What I like to say is that I am a modern man, a man of my time, but with the added respect of my history and my name.

3.Would you say being royalty has affected the choices you have made thus far in your life?

No, I don’t think so. I always make my choices as an individual, in an individual way. I think being a royal is more in the history of my family name. And again my work has always been driven by my dreams and by my way of thinking, and this is how I do it.

4.Tell us about some of your business, especially Prince Tees.

I created Prince Tees only a year ago. In another question you asked me about being royalty and a modern day guy. I think Prince Tees defines exactly this combination. I decided to create this T-shirt and we took careful care of all the particulars. The T-shirt itself is very basic, but it is made out of cashmere and cotton so the fabric texture is incredible and that is what makes it so essential to have in your suitcase. I travel all the time so I like, for example, to wear the cashmere and cotton t-shirt on the plane. Also they are all made in Italy; 100% made in Italy. But what is really incredible is the fabric. Once you put it on it feels like a second skin. This is what Prince Tees is. Today we have T-shirts for men and women, long and short sleeves, but my objective over the next three or four years is

ⒸYiZhou video still from ‘Beauty is in the details’ 2012 for Persol

to expand on our work with this incredible fabric. We could do jeans of cotton and cashmere, or sweaters, or jackets. At the moment we are just beginning with our T-shirts and it is going very well. We already sell in ten countries! What is really nice is when someone buys one and wears it, and then realizes he wants to buy other because you really feel the difference of the fabric when you are wearing it and it is incredible. Moreover they are all very modern cuts, using lasers, and that is what Prince Tees is.

They really are great. And now, since we are looking for distributors in China, I hope that this interview may help us find some!

5.What motivated you to begin this company?

So, as I previously mentioned, what motived me is something that I want to have. We started to do the T-shirt because of my dream. I was very specific; I wanted to have a T-shirt with this incredible and rich fabric and I wanted it to be cut like this. So it was first invented especially for me and then sold to the public as well. If I like it, I believe other people will like it too. That is my motivation behind this idea, and it is working very well so far, so I am very happy.

6.What are your plans for the future both personal and professional?

Well personally, to take care of my family and to see my children grow in a wonderful way. As for professional plans, I also launched a production company, to produce movies, which is in the process of producing an animated movie by Chomet. He is one of the best animated filmmakers. A now we are also working on a movie called ‘A Thousand Miles.’ So I have my production company, and my fashion line, both of which will grow in the future. But always in the bigger and better ways I believe in continuing my dreams.

 

现代王室的生活和王室对人们的含义慢慢地从人们生活中淡去了,不再像童话一般让人迷恋。威尼斯王子萨瓦艾曼纽埃莱·菲利柏托是意大利最后一个国王翁贝托二世的孙子,在平民眼里,他的生活一定羡煞众人。然而,整个童年时期,这个王子的头衔给予菲利柏托不是大把大把的机会,而是限制。菲利柏托王子从小被迫远离故乡,在其祖父被流放之后,他作萨瓦家族的男性后裔而不被允许进入意大利国界。直到2002年,这一禁令才被解除,30岁的菲利柏托王子才终于从出生地瑞士日内瓦回到了意大利。2003年,菲利柏托迎娶法国女演员克劳蒂·克劳,并育有两女,大女儿萨瓦维特多利亚出生于2003年,小女儿路易莎出生于2006年。

然而,现代贵族的生活早已远离了王室头衔和王室责任。2009年,他与他的搭档娜塔莉亚·蒂托娃一起捧回了意大利与星共舞系列5”的最高奖项。他还写了两本书,一本是《意大利的梦想》,关于常年在异乡流放的经历,还有一本《你让我感觉很好》,一个虚构的故事讲述了一位电台DJ的功绩。如今,与企业家、时尚设计师恩佐·弗斯克合作,菲利柏托王子创立了一家T恤公司,巧妙地取名为王子T恤,并将意大利制造的羊绒棉质T恤通过专卖店卖向全世界。比如在巴黎,王子T恤只在柯莱特时尚店独家售卖。想了解更多王子T恤,请访问官网:www.princetees.com

1.你会怎样来描述你的生活方式呢?这种生活方式又是怎样影响你的作品的呢?

我的生活方式,当然了,我是一个现代人。因为工作,我会经常旅行。同时,我还是一个父亲,一个有家庭的人,所以我会照顾我的孩子们。如果我不去出差,我就会花时间去陪她们,陪她们玩耍。与此同时,在我的生活中,因为工作,也会有许多的职责。我经常旅行于美国、亚洲和欧洲之间。所以这就是我的一些生活方式,也就是说处于工作与生活之间的一个状态。

2.你怎样看待作为一位现代的王子这样的身份对你的生活的影响呢?

就像你说的,作为一个现代的王子意味着我肩负着我的姓氏带给我的责任。我的家庭有一千余年的历史,我们有着一些传统和历史。所以我想做的就是,做一个现代人,一个自己时代里的人,但同时也兼顾我的历史和我的家庭。

3.你认为作为王室成员对你当前生活的选择有影响吗?

不,我不这么认为,我总是从个人角度去做选择,跟从自我的个人方式。我认为,就像我说的,作为王室,的确存在着一些历史的方面,家族的历史。但我的工作一直是被我的梦想所驱动着,被我的思维方式所驱动,这就是我选择的方式。

4.能否和我们分享一下关于你的一些商业活动呢,特别是王子T?

对的,我一年前创立了王子T这个品牌,而且在另一个问题中,我们说到关于我的王室和现代人的角色,我认为王子T恤正是这样的一种角色。我当时决定创办这个品牌时,我们非常地注重细节。这是一个非常简约的T恤,但是用羊绒和棉花制作而成的,所以它有着柔软舒适的面料。但是我想说的是,它非常得贴近本质,就像你的行李箱中必备之物一样。比如说,我经常旅行,我喜欢在飞机上穿着羊绒棉T恤。这些T恤都是全部都在意大利生产。最值得关注的就是它的面料,一旦你把它穿在身上,它就像是你的第二层皮肤一样。这就是王子T。今天我们就以T恤作为开始,我们为男士女士设计产品,长袖短袖都有。不过我三至四年内的目标,就是做更多的款式,唯一不变的就是它那舒服的面料。我们会做牛仔裤、针织衫和女装。目前,我们才开始做T恤,运营得非常好,因为我们现在已经在十多个国家卖王子T。而且真正好的现象是,如果有人买过穿过我们的产品,那么他就会再买一件,因为你真的会感受到它的材质,它的体感真的非常不可思议。而且我们使用现代的剪裁方法,用激光剪裁方法来剪裁,所以这就是王子T

它们真的真的非常的好。现在我们准备在中国寻找经销商,我希望通过这次采访我们能在中国找到好的经销商。

5.那么是什么激发了你开办这家公司的动力的呢?

你猜是什么激发了我,是一些我想去拥有的一些东西。我们追随着自己的梦想开始了做这个品牌,这真是一个极好的方式,我想要有这样材质的T恤,我想要这样的剪裁。所以我一开始为我自己设计了这种T恤,后来它的销量很好。如果我喜欢它,别人也会喜欢它,所以这就是我的想法和成功的动力。因为它运营得很好,所以我非常开心。

6.从个人和职业上来说,你对未来的有什么计划呢?

从个人来说,比如说照顾我的家人,看着我的孩子们健康快乐地成长。职业上来讲,我还开办了一家电影制片公司,现在正在制作动画电影,由一位叫舒梅特的制片人主持。在我看来,他是最好的制片人之一。现在我们正在制作一个电影叫做《一千英里》。所以现在,我有自己的制片公司,有我自己的时尚系列,并且在不久的将来,这些都会扩大规模,沿着这个方向走下去,我相信它们会越来越好。我会继续追随我的梦想!

 

ⒸYiZhou video still from ‘Beauty is in the details’ 2012 for Persol

Ⓒprincetees.com