International Talent Support was launched in 2002 and during its sixteen-year history developed into a platform dedicated to showcase & support the young talents. Barbara Franchin, the founder of ITS - International Talent Suppor, was born and raised in Trieste and in 2001 she launches EVE, an agency with an eclectic, dedicated and passionate team.
The following year she launches the first edition of ITS, a creative platform for young designers coming from all over the world. Selected through a long and rigorous process, they are then hosted in Trieste for a grand final event.
The ITS Award winner will receive a cash prize of a minimum of €15,000.
Furthermore Pitti Immagine will offer a 12 months mentorship by the Tutorship Division + showcasing a Capsule Collection at the Pitti Uomo edition in January 2019.
OTB, and its brand Diesel, have supported ITS since the first edition; the OTB Award will grant €10,000 and the winner might be offered an internship in one of the brands of the group.
The Diesel Award will grant the winner a 6 months internship in Diesel.
Swatch created ITS ARTWORK to discover the most artistic-oriented young talents and challenge them with an artistic brief. The selected finalists will develop said brief and be invited to come to Italy to showcase it at ITS 2018. Swatch will provide support in the amount of €500 to all the ITS Artwork Finalists for their special projects.
The winner of the Swatch Award will receive a a cash prize of €10,000 and a six months paid experience by the Swatch LAB in Zurich. Swatch will also provide support in the amount of €500 to all the ITS Artwork Finalists for their special projects.
The winner of the Tomorrow Award will have a space to showcase his/her collection by the Tomorrow Showroom at the Tate Gallery, London.
A Special Mention by Vogue Talents will be awarded to a fashion, accessories or jewelry finalist. The winner's collection will be featured on the Vogue Talents website and in the supplement of Vogue Italia.
CNMI - Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will grant one of the ITS 2018 finalists with a cash prize of €5,000.
The Jury selecting the ITS 2018 Generation is composed by:
Barbara Franchin - Founder & Director ITS Bryan Yambao - Fashion Influencer Sara Maino - Deputy Editor in Chief Vogue Italia, Head of Vogue Talents Valentina Maggi - Director of Design Practice at Floriane de St. Pierre et Associés Angelo Flaccavento - Independent Fashion Critic and Curator Simone Marchetti - Fashion Editor La Repubblica Stefano Martinetto - CEO of Tomorrow London Holdings Ltd Riccardo Vannetti - Tutorship Director PITTI Immagine Carlo Giordanetti - Creative Director Swatch International
For the Finals on the 28th of June many other names will be joining the above to compose the Jury that will be selecting the winners among the ITS 2018 finalists.