Looking back at these 18 years ITS has managed to build up an impressive network which stands at the core of its legacy. It is made up of the most important figures in the fashion system, going from renowned designers to respected journalists, opinion leaders, design teachers, head hunters, heads of studio and more.
It obviously includes the over 580 finalists selected throughout the years, most of which are now holding key positions in design studios all over the world. We see this as an expanded family based on the philosophy that “together we are stronger” and can support each other better. Through this amazing network we can improve everything we do. We can scout more talent and find more internships and job opportunities. Most importantly, the network even works without us: at ITS we have always erased barriers, for instance between the young designer and the established one. This has created connections. Friendships which outlast the event, creating cross-contaminations and ongoing support.