For 15 years, thousands of young talents have been sharing with us their creativity from all over the world. Since the beginning we deeply understood the profound meaning of what we were receiving. We weren't just dealing with projects, we were holding in our hands seeds. Seeds of pure creativity.
Each one of them describes the struggle to translate thoughts and emotions into something tangible, using images, photos or anything (a poem, a story, a book...) that inspired the concept, samples of fabrics and materials, sketches and the technical drawings.
Although they are the source of life itself, every seed needs support and protection to grow strong and germinate. For this reason we decided to plant all of them in a free land of utopia: The ITS CREATIVE ARCHIVE came to life. We couldn't do otherwise. Looking at a portfolio is like stepping into someone's dreams. That deserves profound respect.
The Archive became the real land where potential creativity blossomed, where it could be set in motion, connecting what has been created to what will be created. Endlessly. After 15 years our collection boasts 16,000 portfolios, over 220 outfits, 120 accessories, 80 jewelry pieces and more than 700 digital photography projects, from 80 different countries.
Following are the opinions of four internationally renowned fashion curators after visiting our Creative Archive:
All our treasures are neatly stored and displayed on the top floor of our building, where refurbished attic spaces host young fashion’s evolution through time. We must thank our beloved contestants for creating such a magical place. Sending us their exceptional portfolios, or giving us a piece of their work must feel like giving away a piece of their heart, but it is thanks to their contribution that everyone now can witness the growth of a wide and diverse forest, the Forest of Utopia, where each tree stretches its branches to the immensity of the sky.
Those seeds are now spreading out all over the world, either in the most renowned fashion houses, or in the finalists’ own brands, as well as in the world of cinema, music and art.
They are the past, the present and the future of ITS.
The CREATIVE ARCHIVE collaborates with some of the most important museums and is open for visits by schools from all over the world.
Are you a passionate design student? A fashion brand’s Head of Studio? Perhaps you’re a journalist researching the evolution of creativity in the 2000s, maybe a tutor who’s interested in seeing the progress of your school’s applications submitted to ITS throughout the years? The ITS Creative Archive is waiting for you with over 16,000 portfolios, 220 outfits, 180 accessories and jewelry pieces and 700 digital photography projects.
If you are interested in high-res images, please check out our photo gallery.
If instead you are interested in organising an exhibition with pieces from our archive, please contact us.