Pier Luigi Loro Piana
On a plane: aisle or window?
«Window, I am always curious about the sky and the places below it.»
Holiday: sea or mountains? And where?
«Depends on the season. In summer, the sea and, in particular, the Med; in wintertime, the mountains of St. Moritz.»
City or countryside? And where?
«I cherish Milan and New York, but also my hometown in the countryside at the foothills of the Alps, the cradle of the Italian textile industry.»
One thing we can always find in your luggage?
«My Loro Piana Bomber Windmate and a vicuña sweater.»
The most unexpected thing we can find in your luggage?
«My beloved calculator.»
Morning or night person?
In a shop, you buy in 5 minutes or 50?
«I check out stores mainly for work, but I buy quickly as I know what I like.»
Instagram or Twitter?
«Neither, although as I am very passionate about pictures, I would rather go for Instagram.»
Coffee or tea?
«It would be cappuccino in the morning and tea in the afternoon.»
The last time you had a good time with someone famous?
«At Teatro del Silenzio in Andrea Bocelli’s hometown for an annual concert.»
The last time you spent a nice moment with someone you love?
«The time I spend with my beloved wife Laura and our grown-up children.»
A special souvenir from a person you met during your travels?
«The Lotus Flower fabric which was given to me by Motoyama San, my father’s long-time friend and partner in Japan.»
The most beloved souvenir of a trip you have at home?
«A stone from one of the destroyed homes in Visso, in the Marche Region, the village we decided to support after the 2016 earthquake. It reminds me of how much we can give back to our fellow man and how much we can learn from them.»
Three things (or people) that you would bring with you to the moon?
«Can I take more? Laura, no doubt. Our five children and some Italian sparkling wine to celebrate our landing.»
Sunscreen: 50 or 10?
«50, otherwise my dermatologist and my wife kill me!»
Perfume: a lot or just a few drops?
«A few drops.»
The last time you were in an art gallery/museum?
«When I am in New York, I am always scouting for new galleries.»
Do you take taxis and talk to the driver? What topics do you talk about?
«I do, we speak about pollution, traffic and my obsession for electric cars and CO2 consumption.»
A movie you would always watch on a plane?
«Something light in order to relax and have a good laugh.»
Which book do you have on your bedside table?
«I mainly read newspapers these days…from my iPad.»
Motor yacht or sailboat?
«Sailboat, sailboat, sailboat!»
The last time you were swimming was…
«In the Balearic Islands, a few weekends ago.»
Three reasons why you love D Maris Bay and the Datça peninsula…
«I love sailing and the area is just stunning. The natural reserve at D Maris Bay is breathtaking. I am a foodie, too, and there you can get what you like, from the anacaprese Il Riccio to Zuma. I was also impressed by the Fethiye ancient ruins, where beauty meets history.»