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Enzo Fusco

He was born in Turin in the fifties of a family with Apulian origins. When he understood that his real passion was fashion, he also understood that to be a truly great stylist, he needed to rise through the ranks in order to really establish himself in the fashion world. In 1971, he married Silvana Sattanino who has been his reference point both privately and professionally ever since. This union was crowned by the birth of their daughter Federica. Together, the couple started working in the childrenswear sector and then moved from Piedmont to Veneto. Here, Fusco began his career as a stylist in which he collaborated with some of the most renowned personalities of the Italian fashion industry such as Kenzo, Versace and Armani.

During the eighties, he founded Centro Stile in an old 18th-century convent located in the most beautiful countryside near Padua. Centro Stile became a source of creative fashion ideas that were then developed into styles, pattern collections, communications and packaging. It was also during those years that he created his first XLE collection that was among the first to propose the recycling and re-dyeing of military uniforms. It also made cargo pants a must-have item.

In the mid-nineties, Fusco, his wife Silvana, his daughter Federica, and his son-in-law Giuseppe D’Amore worked on creating FGF Industry Spa (Fusco, Giuseppe and Federica), a company that controls his everything about the collections throughout their production, from idea to consumer sales. FGF Industry Spa, in which Fusco involves his entire family, was founded to create a trendy line of sportswear based on his experience with style and products.
His adventure in the world of haute couture began in 2001 when he was chosen to become a stylist for Lancetti. For his first fashion show, he created couture jeans: twenty unique black & white items that were hand-painted and inspired by modern art. For the first time, denim, the favorite fabric for casual clothes, becomes a fabric suitable for all occasions.

In the same year, he came up with an idea that would transform Blauer, a clothing brand that had been producing police uniforms for the American market since 1935, into Blauer USA: a sport fashion line inspired by Blauer’s products. These clothes would be great for every occasion: for protection from any kind of weather and featuring special attention to comfort, lightness and wearability. Now, 11 years later, his brand has become a total look that includes baby apparel, jackets made from high-tech fabrics, helmets and shoes. This brand is loved and worn by international celebrities like Sean Penn, Michael Fassbender, Kylie Minogue, and Sienna Miller.

In 2007, Fusco came up with BPD (Be Proud of this Dress), a collection of outerwear in 15-denier micro-rip fabric that ensures maximum strength without sacrificing lightweight texture. Most of these garments can actually be folded up and put in a pouch inside or outside the garment, thus making them an indispensable urban accessory. They have a simple yet elegant style that, as the name says, makes the wearer proud of them.
In February 2010, Carlo Rivetti, the president of Sportswear Company, sold Fusco the C.P.Company brand, symbolic of the Italian love for military uniforms and work wear that Enzo Fusco had always loved as well. The stylist now has a new challenge: to re-launch and re-position this brand for the purpose of updating this fashion icon. Success will depend on Fusco’s Italian creativity and his perseverance. In April 2012 FGF Industry started to distribute worldwide a new brand, Ten c, designed by Alessandro Pungetti and Paul Harvey, a timeless and iconic jackets collection created by an incredible Japanese jersey will, with time, mould itself almost imperceptibly to you and it will become part of your life’s. In June 2014 the brand Prince Tees was created by a joint venture of Enzo Fusco and Emanuele Filiberto Prince of Savoy. An innovative line of t-shirts made of a precious material such as cachemire combined with natural cotton fibers. A new idea of tee, suitable for all seasons that you can always carry with you.


Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia

Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia – grandson of Umberto II, the last reigning king of Italy, who was deposed in 1946 – spent his youth in Swiss exile, dreaming of one day returning to his ancestral nation.

Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia was born in Geneva in 1972. By Italian law, the heirs of the deposed King Umberto II could not set foot on Italian soil, and so Emanuele, the Prince of Piedmont and Venice, a member of the House of Savoy, spent his childhood in Switzerland. Originally aiming to study architecture at Lausanne University, instead a knack for finance led him to focus on international banking. He spent five years at the Republic National Bank of New York and ten at Syz Bank, both in Geneva. Among other financial vehicles, he created the Altin Fund, the first hedge fund listed on the Zurich Stock Exchange.

When Italy changed its constitution to allow the Savoy family back, Emanuele left banking in 2002 and, with it, Switzerland. After 30 years of exile, he sought to embrace the responsibility to fulfill his role as a prince for the betterment of his ancestral country. In late 2001 he established the Prince of Venice Foundation, in the spirit of his grandmother, Queen Maria Josè, to promote cultural diversity and utilize art as a vehicle of communication between peoples. In 2012 the Foundation will mark its tenth anniversary with a gala celebration. More recently he established the Emanuele Filiberto Charity Fund Foundation, which supports Italian nonprofits in such areas as health, education and poverty. He regularly travels worldwide to visit poor and disaster-struck areas.

A licensed airplane and helicopter pilot, and an avid water skier among other hobbies, Emanuele has also written two books, Sognando L’Italia (Dreaming of Italy), a memoir about growing up in exile, and the novel Mi Fai Stare Bene (You Make Me Feel Good), a fictional love story published this past March about the exploits of a well-known Italian radio DJ. He divides his time between Rome, Paris and now Los Angeles, and is married to three-time César-nominated French actress Clotilde Courau, with whom he has two young daughters, Vittoria and Luisa.