The Cultural Association EVE - Creativity Research Lab created the Archive as the real home where creativity is generated, connecting what was created to what will be created, in an endless virtuous circle.
For 20 years, thousands of young talents from all over the world have been sharing their creativity with us. Since the very beginning, we have always been completely aware of the profound meaning of what we were receiving. We were not just dealing with projects, but with hundreds of different creative languages. We were holding seeds in our hands. Seeds of pure creativity, deserving a place to bloom and then to be called home.
Each one of them describes the struggle to translate thoughts and emotions into something tangible, using images and photos - or any other tool (a poem, a story, a book...) that inspired the concept - samples of fabrics and materials, sketches, and technical drawings. Even if it is the source of life itself, a seed needs care, nurturing support, and protection to be able to grow strong and to bloom. This is the reason why ITS Creative Archive came to life. We could not have done it any other way: looking at a portfolio is like stepping into someone's dreams. It deserves the deepest respect.
The Archive is an open laboratory on the future of creativity, allowing a conversation between design, industry, and innovation. From this idea it has grown, after 20 years, into a fully blown tree, constantly branching out to describe the infinite expressions of creativity. Our collection boasts 18,000 portfolios, over 240 outfits, 125 accessories, 86 jewellery pieces and more than 700 digital photography projects, from 80 different countries.
Four internationally renowned fashion curators have a very clear opinion about the ITS 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 contributions that everyone can now witness the never ending growth of a wide and diverse biosphere of creativity, developed from seeds we carefully collected and protected.
Those seeds are now spreading out all over the world, either in the most renowned fashion houses, or through personal projects, as well as in the world of cinema, music and art. They are the past, the present and the future of ITS.
The ITS Creative Archive collaborates with some of the most important museums and it is open to international schools for visits.
Are you a passionate design student?
A fashion brand’s Head of Studio?
A journalist researching the evolution of creativity in the 2000s?
A tutor who is interested in seeing the progress of your school’s applications submitted to ITS throughout the years?
The ITS Creative Archive is where you belong.
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 at email@example.com.