Last week was a very intense week. It also was the most exciting week of the year for us, since day by day we saw the 2016 generation of young talents come together, as the juries for the 4 contest fields narrowed down their selections, coming up with the 41 projects that make the ITS 2016 Finalists. We are extremely proud to present them to you and can’t wait to showcase them here in Trieste on July the 16th in front of the international press, the opinion leaders, fashion insiders, headhunters and jury members that will gather for our 15-year anniversary celebration.
But before we go through the 4 lists, here is a message from Barbara in regards to this year’s selection:
And now, it is with the utmost joy that we unveil the names of the ITS 2016 finalists:
FASHION FINALISTS Olesya Serchenko (Russian) Mayako Kano (New Zealander) Hayk Gabrielyan (German) Flora Miranda (Austrian) Séro Oh (South Korean) Birute Mazeikaite (Lithuanian) Cheng Zong Yu (Taiwanese) Shinhwan Kim (South Korean) Anna Bornhold (German) Niels Gundtoft Hansen (Danish) Stefanie Tschirky (Swiss)
ACCESSORIES FINALISTS Helen Kirkum (British) Melanie Lewiston (British) Biyuan Zhang (Chinese) Ilaria Fiore (Italian) Tsugumi Elkawa (Japanese) Le Roni Sachelaridi (Paraguayan) Jana Zornik (Slovenian) Young Jin Jang (South Korean) Woo Jung Jung (South Korean) Chu-Ting Lee (Taiwanese)
ARTWORK FINALISTS Wenxin Lee (Chinese) Karan Torani (Indian) Marco Baitella (Italian) Chinami Tokizawa (Japanese) Hazuki Katagai (Japanese) Birute Mazeikaite (Lithuanian) Jana Zornik (Slovenian) Han Kim (South Korean) Sheila Pazos (Spanish) Cheng Zong Yu (Taiwanese)
JEWELRY FINALISTS Elizabeth Lee (British) Yuanjing Dong (Chinese) Xi Xia (Chinese) Garance Brandely (French) Sari Rathel (German) Gisela F. Juwono & Larasati D. Putri (Indonesian) Masaki Shimizu (Japanese) Chinami Tokizawa (Japanese) Tatiana Lobanova (Kazakhstani) Alyssa Lee (Malaysian)
Read here below the comments by the selections’ jurors: