We've just gone through one of the highlights of the ITS solar year. Cuddled by the magical, welcoming atmosphere of Portopiccolo Sistiana the Jury viewed the fashion, accessories and jewellery projects presented by the young designers who applied for the 16th edition of International Talent Support.
Carlo Giordanetti, Creative Director Swatch International, focused on the most artistic-oriented ones to select the ITS Artwork finalists who will be challenged with a purely artistic brief, the result of which will be showcased with a dedicated exhibition.
It took a week of hard, dedicated work and we deeply thank each and every one of our jurors for their amazing commitment in coming up with the finalists who will fly to Trieste, Italy, on 27 June 2018.
We are thrilled to reveal the names of the boldest young designers out there and cannot wait for the end of June to welcome their creativity and showcase it in front of the international press, the opinion leaders, the insiders, headhunters and jurors who will gather for the sixteenth edition of ITS:
Fashion Finalists Eda Sriprom - Thailand Di Gao - China Po-Chieh Chiu - Taiwan Caroline Hu - China Filippo Soffiati - Italy Tolu Coker - United Kingdom Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen - Finland Seiran Tsuno - Japan Eleanor McDonald - United Kingdom Emma Chopova & Laura Lowena - USA / United Kingdom
Accessories & Jewellery Finalists Rui Zeng - China Melita Rus - Lithuania Maya Schossberger-Armoza - Israel Catalina Albertini - Argentina Laura Olivella - Colombia Kira Goodey - Australia Eliana Zurlo - Italy Yeonghyeon Kim - South Korea Wujic Jo - South Korea Abigail Wirth & Mátyás Meichl - Hungary Jil Jander - Luxembourg Tingting Zhang - China
Artwork Finalists Or Eidelman - Israel Tolu Coker - United Kingdom Wujic Jo - South Korean Vicktoria Matsuka - Russia Veronika Fabian - Hungary Le Roni Sachelaridi - Paraguay ManiMekala Fuller - United Kingdom Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen - Finland
We always ask the jurors to comment briefly on the projects they examined. Here are their opinions on this year's creativity: