During last weekend the young yet prestigious international talent support ITS (itsweb.org) was held for the sixth time in Trieste, Italy.

ITS #SIX, acts as a platform to support young talents of different design disciplines, created and developed by Italian EVE Agency, in cooperation with main sponsors Diesel, YKK and Mini. Each year ITS gives the most talented newcomers in the field of fashion design, accessories design and photography the unique opportunity to present their work to the media.

The hottest awards, prizes and collaborations at ITS#FASHION?

The Diesel Award, with the opportunity to design a 5 piece capsule collection under with the winner’s name, produced by Diesel and distributed in the most exclusive Diesel stores worldwide;

Fashion Collection of the Year, which awards €20,000 (US$27,615) to use towards creating a collection for the next edition of ITS and a place on the jury; Fashion Special Prize, €5,000 (US$6,900);

Maria Luisa Award, window display & sale at the Maria Luisa boutique in Paris; i-D Styling Award, £3000 (US$6,160) and a one month work experience on the editorial staff;

Develon, ITS internet partner works with ITS#ONE to offer a customized website to a finalist who is chosen by the ITS audience;

Vertice Award, allows a lucky winner a window display at the Vertice boutique during Artissima, mid-November in Turin;

Finally, in collaboration with Punto Seta, they will provide finalists with some of their exclusive innovative fabrics for their creations.

And for ITS#ACCESSORIES? Accessories Collection of the Year awards €10,000 (US$13,800) to create a collection to be presented at ITS#SEVEN and a place in the jury; The YKK Accessory Award gives €10,000 (US$13,800) and YKK will select one item to be used in a photo shoot and a collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.P.A., who will offer its support for the production of shoe prototypes at the competition.

Last but not least ITS offers work placements in international fashion houses such as John Galliano, Giorgio Armani, Antonio Marras, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, YSL, Max Mara, and Diesel…

And the winners of ITS#SIX are:

FASHION COLLECTION OF THE YEAR (€20.000) OFFERED BY EVE SRL AWARDED TO: EK THONGPRASERT (itsweb.org)

DIESEL AWARD (LABEL) OFFERED BY DIESEL AWARDED TO: TARO HORIUCHI (itsweb.org)

FASHION SPECIAL PRIZE (€5.000) OFFERED BY EVE SRL AWARDED TO: MIGLE KACERAUSKIENE (itsweb.org)

DEVELON AWARD (CUSTOMIZED WEBSITE) OFFERED BY DEVELON AWARDED TO: EK THONGPRASERT (itsweb.org)

VERTICE AWARD (WINDOW DISPLAY & SALE DURING ART FAIR 'ARTISSIMA') OFFERED BY VERTICE BOUTIQUE AWARDED TO: HEAVEN TANUDIREDJA (itsweb.org)

ACCESSORIES COLLECTION OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO: SUSANNE HAPPLE (itsweb.org)

YKK ACCESSORY AWARD (€10.000) OFFERED BY YKK AWARDED TO: LIRON BRAKER (itsweb.org)

YKK SPECIAL AWARD (PROMOTIONAL IMAGE) OFFERED BY YKK AWARDED TO:ANNA SHELDON (itsweb.org)

MARIA LUISA AWARD (WINDOW DISPLAY & SALE DURING PARIS FASHION WEEK) OFFERED BY MARIA LUISA BOUTIQUE AWARDED TO:JUSTIN SMITH (itsweb.org)

i-D STYLING AWARD (£3.000 + WORK EXPERIENCE) OFFERED BY i-D AWARDED TO: JUSTIN SMITH (itsweb.org)

PITTI IMMAGINE PHOTO AWARD (ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN OF THE PITTI IMMAGINE FAIRS IN MILAN - TOUCH, NEOZONE AND CLOUDNINE) OFFERED BY PITTI IMMAGINE AWARDED TO: MARIA GIULIA GIORGIANI (itsweb.org) AND JING QUEK (itsweb.org)

SVA PHOTOGLOBAL AWARD (ONE YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NY, FULL SCHOLARSHIP + ACCOMMODATION) OFFERED BY SVA SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS AWARDED TO:MAY HEEK (itsweb.org)

Sportswear International congratulates all winners on their success and especially recommends you check out the work of following: Taro Horiuchi/Japan, Chantal Louise McDonald & Susan Maria Dimasi/Australia, Louise Crawford/England, Rani Bageria/Austria, Kathryn Renee Beker/Australia and Marite Mastina & Roland Peterkops/Latvia. Read all about them on the official website: www.itsweb.org (itsweb.org)

By Michaela Schmidinger, Fashion Features Editor