Following are a few comments of the selections jurors attending:
A great selection, great creativity and a great jury. Stepping into the incredible work of these talents was an excellent experience. And the selection of finalists reflects the current fashion atmosphere. Thanks to the team and to Barbara.
Giovanni Pungetti - CEO Maison Margiela
Clear trends were texture, craftmanship and attention to detail. I noticed less technical fabrics and a return to more traditional ones.
Molly Molloy - MARNI Women’s RTW Design Director
A terrific organisation and a wide variety of projects. My impression was that there were few really feminine projects in womenswear. The evolution towards the tactile aspects of material and towards three-dimensionality was very interesting to see.
Rina Tollio - DIESEL Product and Style Coordinator
For years I have been considering the ITS selections as unmissable for a variety of reasons. First and foremost it stands as a 360° observatory on international creativity. The projects I view are always of the utmost quality both in content and presentation. You also have the opportunity to exchange opinions and learn a lot from international experts of great professional value. A perfect organisation by a passionate and smiling team is the icing on the cake.
Valentina Maggi - Director of Design Practice at Floriane de St. Pierre et Associés
This was a really good year for ITS: lots of ideas and a lot of diversity. The selection came across as strong, creative and utterly personal. With the unmistakeable ITS flavour.
Angelo Flaccavento - Independent Fashion Writer
It has been truly interesting. To discover, first of all. Then, to understand. And finally, but only finally, to choose. ITS is much, much more than what I even remotely thought. It is capable of helping everyone, at every level. And I believe this is paramount. I can’t wait to see the work of the finalists in person. In addition, interacting with this jury was really great.
Simone Marchetti - Fashion Editor D.repubblica.it, La Repubblica
Every year viewing all of these talented designers is a surprise and a real challenge. Seeing all of these portfolios coming from all over the world and appreciating each designer’s point of view is inspiring and a boost of pure creativity. This is why ITS is the one and only unique platform dedicated to designers who want to start to work in fashion.
Sara Maino - Senior Editor Vogue Italia / vogue.it
The selection at ITS is always noteworthy and strong, but this season it was particularly special. After a few calm years we have seen a strong emphasis on creativity, and it is uplifting!
Deanna Ferretti - Maglificio Miss Deanna, Modateca