ITS - The Contest Timeline

ITS ACCESSORIES broadens the overview of the most creative young talents by focusing on the accessories field. YKK, an international group of companies with a leading position in the fastenings industry that strongly believes in supporting creativity, is the Main Partner.
The accessories contest allows YKK to explore the many out-of-the-ordinary creations that can be produced with innovative uses of their fastenings. A unique Jury composed of the most respected designers, opinion leaders and insiders will select the ITS ACCESSORIES winners of this 15th edition. The Awards will be delivered during the Finals, on Saturday 16th July 2016.

The ITS ACCESSORIES Award winner will receive a cash prize of a minimum of €10,000. The YKK Award will grant €10,000 and if the only branded fasteners used by the award winner are from YKK, an appropriate exhibition at the YKK Showroom in London.

Vogue Talents will assign the Vogue Talents Award to an ITS FASHION or to an ITS ACCESSORIES finalist: the publication on the Vogue Talents website of a photoshoot of the winner’s collection as well as of an interview. Winner’s profile will also be featured in the supplement of Vogue Italia.

The deadline to enrol online was March 21st, while portfolios had to reach our offices by March 24th. You can click on the entry requirements box below to have a look at what was required from the 2016 contestants. Your next chance to apply will be in January 2017!