ITS is internationally recognised as the bridge connecting brands to the most interesting young talents on the planet. Together with the strong support of the Italian & Local Institutions, International companies continue to embrace the magnetic force of ITS with the common aim of supporting young talents all over the planet. They are able to build privileged relationships with the next generations of designers through the development of cutting edge projects, obtaining tangible results, through a constant dialogue that produces fresh ideas and innovation for the world of design.
For ITS 2019 we joined forces with the following partners, sponsors and supporters sharing the same philosophy.
OTB is an international fashion group, the parent company of iconic fashion brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Paula Cademartori and state-of-the-art companies Staff International and Brave Kid.
The mission of OTB is to build brands for a new breed of consumers - enabling development, challenging the rules and fostering creativity. The group finances several initiatives aimed at discovering new creative talents, such as ITS, supported by OTB since the very beginning.
illycaffè is an Italian family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offering the greatest coffee to the world. illy is the world's most global coffee brand, producing the unique illy 100% Arabica blend made of 9 of the world ‘s best selections of Arabica. illy has become the standard forerunner of espresso, and thanks to three critical innovations, is considered the leader in the science and technology of coffee. illy also pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how and paying a premium price for the best quality, based on partnerships underwritten by the principles of sustainable development. The company founded the University of Coffee with the aim of fostering and spreading its culture, providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and coffee lovers in order to cover every aspect of the product. Everything ‘made in illy’ is enhanced by beauty & art, which represent founding values of the brand, starting from its logo – designed by an artist, James Rosenquist – and including the renowned illy Art Collection, comprised of over 100 cups designed by international artists.
SWATCH has been called “the biggest art gallery on the wrist” and is once more supporting ITS creative initiative. Its more than 30-year history of collaboration with the worlds of design and the arts in a broader sense (from fashion design to movies, from music to cooking, from sculpting to painting to cartoons) is an unprecedented phenomenon not only in the watch market, but in the world of lifestyle accessories in general.
Lotto, the leading Italian brand in footwear and sport clothing since 1973, is synonymous with Italian style, Innovation and Design. Founded 45 years ago to produce tennis and soccer shoes, over the decades the best teams and athletes all over the world have donned Lotto’s shoes and apparel. Today the brand honours its history and sportive heritage to define the style of the future.
Allianz Italy is a major provider of insurance and financial services in Italy and is part of the Allianz SE Group, world leader in insurance and asset management. It employs over 5,000 people to serve more than 7 million customers, through a multichannel distribution network consisting of 25,000 professionals, including insurance agents, territorial collaborators and financial advisors, in addition to bancassurance agreements and market leader in direct insurance Genialloyd.
Since 2001 Trieste Trasporti is the concessionaire of the local public transport service in the province of Trieste. The 60% of the company is held by the Municipality of Trieste, the 40% is by Arriva (Deutsche Bahn Group), the European leader in passenger transport. Technological innovation, quality of services, attention to the environment make Trieste Trasporti one of the most appreciated Italian companies in the transport and mobility sector.
Trieste Airport (IATA: TRS) offers air services to domestic and European destinations, operated both by full-service and low-cost airlines. Thanks to its strategic location, this airport is the ideal gateway to the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions as well as to Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. From March 2018 Trieste Airport multi-modal hub includes a new railway station, a 16-bay bus station and new car parks for up to 1,500 cars (with a multi-story car park with 500 parking spaces), all connected with an internal road system. Proximity to Trieste-Venice motorway, international airport and multi-modal hub: in this context, the hub will grant also modal interchange among all the different modes of surface transport (bus, car or train) for an overall benefit and improvement of local and regional mobility.
Trieste Terminal Passeggeri S.p.A. manages the Cruise Terminal of the Bersaglieri Pier, close to the Piazza Unità d’Italia, and the Pier IV Passenger Terminal. The company also deals with congress organization and is licensed to manage the Pier IV car parks and those located along the Trieste waterfront.
Tomorrow London is a multi-service business accelerator for fashion brands. The Group helps brands to develop and achieve sustainable growth through a fully-integrated service offering that includes investment, sales and distribution, consultancy and production. Tomorrow is led by CEO Stefano Martinetto and Chief Revenue Officer Giancarlo Simiri, which they acquired in 2011 with a vision to establish a Group that would champion and foster entrepreneurial creativity within the fashion industry.
Our website and app run on technologies and services provided by Develon, internet partner of ITS 2019. Develon is a group of companies focusing on digital business strategy and technological innovation on digital channels, growing clients' business across international markets.
Eataly is eating and living the Italian style. The idea is pretty simple: a big and joyful place where the Italian food and wine - growing traditions are affordable and can get bought, eaten and studied by everyone. Eataly Trieste is devoted to all the winds that make the Italian biodiversity unique around the world, giving life to lots of products of excellent quality.
Inspired by starred chef Matteo Metullio, two new gourmet stars shine in piazza Unità d’Italia, Trieste. The Harry’s Piccolo, which has recently earned Trieste’s first Michelin star, is an intimate venue to indulge in an exclusive wine and dine experience, while in Harry’s Bistrò haute cuisine, elegance and an informal mood blend harmoniously.
Vogue Talents, the platform dedicated to talents from all over the world with a dedicated section on Vogue.it and included twice a year as a supplement of Vogue Italia, this year celebrates 10 years and is back as media partner of ITS 2019.
Il Piccolo, the newspaper of Trieste which has followed and supported ITS all the way, is back as Media Partner of ITS 2019.
Eyes On Talents, the online platform used by global design-led brands to discover and connect with today's best talent, is pleased to extend its partnership as a Digital Talent & Media Partner of International Talent Support.
THE OFFICE, Professional Congress Organizer since 1980, is a technical supporter of ITS 2019.
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In a moment when cooperation is fundamental for the future of fashion, PITTI Immagine joins ITS to create an actual production chain providing continuity to the process: ITS spots international talent, presents it to the Italian Fashion System which in turn connects it to the companies and structures offering a tangible support to keep such a richness in Italy. The combination of the strongest international young creativity with the manufacturing know-how of our country is capable of expressing incredible innovation and quality. This union might represent the basis for the future of Italy's uniqueness and excellence. This is why Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is on board again.