ITS 2019 – International Talent Support: fashion, jewelry, accessories, and artwork competition based in Italy

International Talent Support was launched in 2002 and during its 18-year history developed into the most highly recognised platform to showcase & support the strongest young talents on the planet. Most importantly, it created an ever growing network that supports creativity. In 18 years it has built an impressive CREATIVE ARCHIVE, a unique collection tracing the history of fashion evolution. Many of the over 580 finalists selected up to now occupy key positions in the most important fashion brands or have established themselves with their own lines.

Barbara Franchin is the founder and soul of ITS - International Talent Support.
She was born and raised in Trieste, a town with a privileged and decentralized point of view far from the established capitals of design, allowing an ideal perspective for a pure and unfiltered view, free from mainstream visions of the world.
In 2001 she launched EVE, a one-of-a-kind agency with a key strength: an eclectic, dedicated and passionate team.
The following year she launched the first edition of ITS, selecting the strongest young talents from all over the world and hosting them in Trieste for a grand final event with over 400 guests: journalists, trendsetters, opinion leaders and major representatives of the fashion system.
Her love and will to preserve, catalogue and display these unique expressions of creativity led to the creation of the ITS Creative Archive, a collection like no other which traces the history of contemporary fashion evolution. The Archive holds 17,000 portfolios, 220 outfits, 120 accessories, 80 jewelry pieces and over 700 digital photography projects from over 80 countries.

ITS 2016 moments

EVE is the agency responsible for ITS, among other projects. It works on a worldwide level, it is creativity-oriented, it designs, creates and develops in-house concepts and projects blending creativity, professionalism, passion and emotion. Its activities include: concept design and art direction, event planning and production, graphic design, audio visuals, photo shooting, website design, talent contests, design and handling of collections and archives, recruitment and selection of human resources.

Barbara Franchin
ITS Founder & Director
Sergio Drioli
Vice Director, Strategies & Production
Michele de Facchinetti
Strategies & Production
Michele Colucci
Director's Assistant
Giovanni Ortolani
Head of Schools & Contestants Office
Flavia Cocuccioni
Schools & Contestants Office
Alessandro Offer
Press Office
Giulio Dambrosi
Multimedia Office
Martino Pilot
Multimedia Office
Giovanni Papalexis
Office Manager
Fabrizio Bressan
Web & IT consultant


work with us

If you are interested in working at ITS, please write to workforus@itsweb.org including:

  • A CV in pdf format
  • Link to your LinkedIn profile, if updated
  • A cover letter (max 500 words)
  • Reference letters (if any)
  • Links to your facebook and instagram profiles, and to any other SN platform you use

If you are interested in internship or job opportunities with design brands in our network, you must send an email to joboffers@itsweb.org including:

  • A CV in pdf format
  • Link to your LinkedIn profile, if updated, a cover letter (max 500 words), and reference letters (if any)
  • Link to your website and/or digital portfolio
  • Link to your facebook and instagram accounts, and any other SN platform you use




ITS - International Talent Support by EVE S.r.l.
Piazza Venezia 1 - 34123 Trieste, Italy
P.IVA, Cod. Fisc. e N. Reg. Imprese di Trieste 01022830325 - R.E.A. N. 118466
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