ITS ACCESSORIES COMPETITION 2013
ITS ACCESSORIES is a natural extension of ITS to give a more complete overview on the most creative young talents in fashion with a dedicated contest for all accessories design graduates and young accessories designers.
This is organised in partnership with YKK, an international group of companies with a leading position in the fastenings industry that strongly believes in supporting creativity. The accessories competition allows YKK to explore the many out-of-the-ordinary creations that can be produced with innovative uses of their fastenings. 10-15 accessories designers will be selected for the finals. They will come to Trieste, Italy on 12-13 July 2013 and their accessories will be displayed in a dedicated static exhibition. ITS 2013 will be a showcase of the highest expression of creativity from some of the world's leading fashion and accessories schools.
- 22 March 2013: Deadline to enrol
- Mid-April 2013: Pre-selection of finalists
- 12-13 July 2013: Finals in Trieste
Finalists will compete for two awards. The winner of Accessories Collection of the Year will be awarded €5,000 towards the creation of a new accessories collection of at least 5 pieces which will be presented to the press and public at the next edition in 2014. Moreover the winner of the Accessories Collection of the Year will be offered the chance by ModAmont to run an exhibition of his/her creations at the next show in September 2013 and featured in the show’s catalogue and website. 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, using a YKK fastening system as the main factor, combining functional meaning with an element of beauty. 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 present the Eyes On Talent Award. All ITS2013 finalists will be awarded a profile on the platform and one fashion finalist could be selected for the Eyes on Talents Award. The winner will receive €3,000 and featured profile communication to all Eyes on Talents member brands. Vogue Talents, the Vogue.it section dedicated to talents, published once a year as a supplement of Vogue Italia in September, is the media partner of ITS 2013 and will offer to an ITS ACCESSORIES finalist the Vogue Talents Award. The Award consists of the publication in Vogue Talents within 2013 of a photoshoot of the entire collection, with an interview to the winner.
ITS is a bridge between fashion schools and the fashion industry and all of the work placements, internships and special projects granted to the finalists after the event to prove it. We collaborate regularly with brands like Diesel (of course), Antonio Marras, MaxMara, Armani and Viktor & Rolf, to mention a few.