Applications for ITS 2018 are closed. ITS is a design competition for young fashion, accessories and jewelry designers.
Applicants this year also had the opportunity to participate in ITS Artwork, a concept competition based on their artistic potential as expressed in their enrolled portfolio. The Jury that will assign the awards is composed of the most respected names in the field of design & art and includes designers, opinion leaders, trendsetters and more.
The Awards represent unique support offering, besides pocket money, amazing internships and job opportunities:
The ITS Award offered by Allianz 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, true to their ongoing commitment to support young creativity. The OTB Award will grant €10,000 and the winner might be offered an internship in one of the brands of the group. The internship foresees a expenses reimbursement of €500 per month, a return ticket from the winner's residence country, full boards and lodging. It will start from September 2018 for communitarian designers and November 2018 for extra-communitarian designers.
The Diesel Award will grant the winner a 6 months internship in Diesel. The internship foresees a expenses reimbursement of €500 per month, a return ticket from the winner's residence country, full boards and lodging. It will start from September 2018 for communitarian designers and November 2018 for extra-communitarian designers
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 deadline to enrol online was 23 March 2018. Only selected applicants were asked to send a printed copy of their portfolio, which had to reach the ITS offices by 16 April 2018. If you did not receive an official email from us, you did not have to send a printed copy of the portfolio. Finalists were communicated on 2 May 2018 and are listed here.
Request for the delivery of printed copy of the portfolio were sent out on 5-6 April 2018.
You can click on the entry requirements box below to read what was required from applicants for ITS 2018, and the FAQ gives you an idea of major issues when applying.