With ITS international companies support young talents all over the planet, building privileged relationships through the development of cutting edge projects, obtaining tangible results and having their brand recognised by the future generations of designers.
In 2016 EVE - the agency responsible for creating & organizing ITS - joined forces with the following partners, sponsors and supporters sharing the same support philosophy:

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Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the City of Trieste and Fondazione CRTrieste are the local institutions standing side by side with the event, understanding deeply the added value that ITS represents for the territory.


FASHION Main Partner

OTB is the parent company of iconic fashion brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor&Rolf and state-of-the-art companies Staff International and Brave Kid.
Discovering, supporting and fostering creativity is at the core of OTB. The group believes in international young designers and contributes by financing several initiatives that research and discover new creative talents, such as ITS which it supported since the very beginning. The mission of OTB is to build brands for a new breed of consumers - enabling development, challenging the rules and, above all, fostering creativity.



YKK, an international group of companies with a leading position in the fastening industry, is our partner for the accessories competition which is open to all young accessories designers throughout the world. The YKK Award will be assigned to the designer capable of enhancing the quality and look of an accessory in an original and technically advanced way, preferably using a YKK fastening system, combining functional meaning with an element of beauty. YKK London Showroom will provide fastening products to the ITS ACCESSORIES contestants at a special price.


ARTWORK Main Partner

SWATCH has been defined many times as “the biggest art gallery on the wrist” and is the main partner of ITS ARTWORK. 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.


JEWELRY Main Partner

Swarovski is the premium brand for the finest crystals manufactured by Swarovski and is the Main Partner of ITS JEWELRY, providing all jewelry finalists with crystals from Swarovski© for their collections. With a strong dedication to shared creative goals, Swarovski considers International Talent Support the perfect platform for supporting creative minds.



Generali Group supports ITS 2016 with the special award “Generali Future Award” with the aim to recognize and support the innovative designs of talents who are able to couple creativity with their enterprising soul devising products and services that answer people's new needs. The award supports the business of a young designer selected among the finalists of previous editions, who distinguished for the innovative and technical competence, and for the implementation of the personal project. For Generali talent and innovation are fundamental assets for the improving of the community. In 2015, Generali was the sole insurance company included among the 50 smartest companies in the world by the MIT Technology Review. With 2015 total premium income of €74 billion, 76,000 employees worldwide in more than 60 countries, the Generali Group occupies a leadership position on Europe markets and an increasingly important place on Asia.



AcegasApsAmga is glad to support also this year International Talent Support, an initiative that blends perfectly with the spirit of innovation that characterizes the company, an example of excellence for the whole territory.

Trieste Trasporti spa manages local public transport in the province of Trieste. The 60% of the company is held by the Municipality of Trieste and the 40% by Arriva (Deutsche Bahn group), one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe.

illycaffè was founded in Trieste in 1933; the company manufactures and markets a unique blend of 100% Arabica espresso coffee and is the leading brand in top quality coffee. Almost 7 million cups of illy coffee are consumed daily throughout the world in more than 140 countries, in over 100,000 of the world’s finest restaurants and cafés.

Eyes On Talents, the online platform used by global design-led brands and publications to discover and connect with today’s best talent, is pleased to be back as a sponsor of International Talent Support.

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.


Internet partner

Our website runs on products and services provided by Develon, internet partner of ITS 2016. Develon Group is a digital company specialised in designing multi-channel strategies through the use of the latest technologies.

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Disaronno Originale, the world’s favorite Italian liquor. As a brand that has always kept an eye on style and on new Trends, and following successful partnerships with Moschino, Versace and Roberto Cavalli, Disaronno has chosen to support International Talent Support to reinforce its bond with the fashion world, celebrating the young talents of ITS that will showcase their collections on July 16, wishing them success making a toast with Disaronno Sour.

Modateca Deanna, the International Center for fashion knitwear, will assign the Modateca Deanna Award to one lucky finalist.

Media Partner

Media Partner

CNN STYLE, the International Media Partner of ITS, is the global destination spanning the diverse worlds of autos, fashion, luxury, architecture, design and arts. CNN Style covers the biggest, most talked about events and fashion weeks around the globe, as well as exclusive, stylish interviews and features. Since its launch in July 2015, CNN Style has had an impressive array of guest editors including Olivier Rousteing and Daniel Libeskind, interviewed some of the biggest names in fashion such as Jeremy Scott, Manolo Blahnik and Riccardo Tisci, and experimented with storytelling for Instagram and other social platforms. It looks forward to hosting the ITS Afterparty, and giving ITS a global stage as it features content from the event.

Vogue Talents, the section dedicated to talents of the website Vogue.it and included twice a year as a supplement of Vogue Italia, is back as media partner of ITS 2016.

Il Piccolo, the newspaper of Trieste which has followed and supported ITS all the way, is back as mediapartner of ITS 2016.

Technical Supporter

Design4rent is a premium rental company specialized in design furniture rental, trade fair stands, dinner design, decoration and modular design container rental and is technical supporter of ITS 2016.

Dare to be bold, innovate, and act as explorers in the field of upholstery fabric, accessories, furniture and wall covering, this is Élitis’ philosophy. Every year Élitis continues to pursue its creed expressed by relentlessly searching for new materials and textures.

fluido creates immersive video experiences through cutting edge emerging technologies.

Evolution: the keyword to describe what Gaetano Rossini continues to represent after more that fifty years. Polyhedricity, sophistication and audacity blend in three-dimensional textures and the excellence of Made in Italy is woven with an innovative glance.

Material ConneXion® Italia, part of the largest international consulting network of innovative and sustainable materials and processes, is back as technical supporter of ITS 2016.

MININI, more than just plastic, is back as technical supporter of ITS 2016.

THE OFFICE, Professional Congress Organizer since 1980, is a technical supporter of ITS 2016.

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In agreement with

In agreement with Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.

AltaRoma, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and PITTIImmagine will celebrate together the 15 years of ITS to highlight the importance of Made in Italy and will join forces, starting from the research of young talents.