ITS, the International Talent Support contest held in Trieste for the past 15 years, will not take place in 2017. The creative platform was born with the aim to scout and honor some of the best upcoming international young talents in fashion, accessories, artwork and jewelry design.
Despite its organization, led by creative mind Barbara Franchin, had already started organizing its 16th edition, the fundraising has been less successful than in the past years.
Despite the hard decision, ITS will not stop but will continue its activities taking new alternative paths focusing on its own archive, the network it has generated through the years and through new projects.
Since 2002, when it was founded, ITS organization has been hunting for some of the most interesting young talents worldwide and provided them support and a space to showcase their projects. ITS organization has selected over 550 finalists coming from 1,500 schools from 80 countries, most of which are now holding key positions in the fashion business. Among some of the creatives they discovered are Demna Gvasalia, Aitor Throup and Peter Pilotto.
A large spectrum of trend leaders from the art, fashion and design world and 1,600 journalists from 37 nations have been involved in its network. Every year during a three-day-event, 40 finalists from four different contests have been showcased in front of hundreds of guests and four juries made up of 80 experts including lifestyle and fashion journalists.
ITS’ Creative Archive has collected a unique collection of 16,000 portfolios, 130,000 original graphics, over 220 outfits, 120 accessories, 80 jewelry pieces and more than 700 photography projects.
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