Applications for ITS 2019 are now closed. The deadline to apply for this year's edition was March 17th for the application form online and March 18th for the shipment of the physical portfolio to our offices. Finalists were selected in mid-April and the ITS 2019 Finals were held in Trieste, Italy, on July 12th 2019. Discover the winners.
ITS is a design contest for young fashion, accessories and jewellery designers. 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 offer unique support, besides pocket money, amazing internships and job opportunities:
The ITS Award powered by Allianz winner received a cash prize of €15,000. Furthermore Pitti Immagine offered a 12-month mentorship by the Tutoring & Consulting Direction and the opportunity to showcase the collection at Pitti Uomo in January 2020 in Florence, or if a womenswear designer at Super in Milan, on February 2020.
Sustainability shouldn't be a choice anymore, it should define from the grounds up all processes, all actions and any kind of creation or production. This year's contestants left us with hope for a journey that has just begun in the fashion industry, the world's 2nd most polluting sector. The ITS Sustainability Award granted the winner 3,000 to the designer who applied the strongest sustainable priniciples.
The OTB Award granted the winner a monetary prize of €10,000 and the possibility of an internship in the design office of one of the brands of the group. The internship foresees an expenses reimbursement of €500 per month, and a return ticket from the winner's residence country. The internship could start approximately in September 2019 for European Union designers and November 2019 for Extra-European Union designers.
The fashion finalists were challenged with a special project by Diesel, a brief they were required to develop in time for the Final on 12 July.
The Diesel Award granted the winner a 6-month internship in Diesel HQ in Italy. The internship foresees an expenses reimbursement of €500 per month, a return ticket from the winner's residence country, and lodging. The internship will start approximately in September 2019 for European Union designers and November 2019 for Extra-European Union designers.
2019 saw the launch of the ITS Fashion@Work project by illycaffè, which challenged a selected number of finalists with a radical re-design of their coffee aprons.
The ITS Fashion@Work by illy Award offered by illycaffè granted €10,000 to the winner.
Following a brief proposed by Lotto Sport, 3 selected finalists were required to develop a complete outfit inspired by the world of tennis and revisiting an iconic Lotto sneaker.
The Lotto Sport Award will consist of a 3-month internship with Lotto Sport Italia that will include the design and development of an exclusive project built around a shoe or an apparel mini capsule collection. The internship will be starting in mid-September 2019 and will include €500/month as reimbursement of expenses, covering accommodation and lunches.
The winner of the Tomorrow Entrepreneurial Creativity Award will have a space to showcase his/her at the Tomorrow Le Palais Showroom, Paris.
The Coin Excelsior Award was be assigned to the collection of the finalist who is most promising in terms of creativity and ability to successfully match Coin Excelsior's reference market. The winner of the Coin Excelsior Award received a €3.000 Coin Gift Card to spend at the store.
A Special Mention by Vogue Talents was awarded to a fashion, accessories or jewellery finalist. The winner will be featured on the Vogue Talents website and social networks with their collection and a video interview.
The CNMI - Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Award granted the winner a cash prize of €5,000.
The following designers were challenged with a radical re-design of the illycaffè coffee aprons:
The following 3 designers were required to develop a complete outfit inspired by the world of tennis and revisiting an iconic Lotto sneaker: