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

International Talent Support was launched in 2002 and throughout its 19-year history it has developed into the most highly recognized platform to showcase & support the strongest young talents on the planet. Most importantly, it created an ever-growing family supporting creativity, like branches on a tree growing in different directions, yet nurtured by the same roots. It has built an impressive Creative Archive, a unique collection tracing the history of fashion evolution. Many of the over 580 finalists were selected by top fashion brands where they now hold key positions, or have successfully developed 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 pure and unfiltered perspective, free from a mainstream vision of the world. In 2001 she launched EVE, a one-of-a-kind agency with a key strength: an eclectic, dedicated and passionate team.
TThe 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. In 2006 she founded the Cultural Association EVE - Creativity Research Lab, aimed at supporting and promoting educational activities in the artistic and cultural fields.
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 18,000 portfolios, over 240 outfits, 125 accessories, 86 jewellery pieces and over 700 digital photography projects from over 80 countries. By building and fueling the ITS Creative Archive she has laid the foundations of ITS Arcademy, a global training ground for creativity.

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.

The team is composed of individuals with the most varied backgrounds who have never given up the fight for the survival of ITS, allowing today for the creation & development of ITS Arcademy which represents the future.

Barbara Franchin
ITS Founder & Director
Sergio Drioli
Vice Director, Strategies & Production
Michele de Facchinetti
Strategies & Production
Michele Colucci
Director's Assistant
Flavia Cocuccioni
Schools & Contestants Office
Virginia Dordei
Schools & Contestants Office
Alessandro Offer
Press Office
Martino Pilot
Multimedia Office
Giulio Dambrosi
Multimedia Office
Marco Boncompagno
Multimedia Office
Fabrizio Bressan
Web & IT consultant
Francesco Sponza
Administration Office
Giovanni Papalexis
Hospitality Office

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ITS - International Talent Support by EVE S.r.l.
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Headquarters: Via della Cassa di Risparmio, 10 - 34121
Trieste, Italy
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