MILAN, Jan 16, 2009 / FW/ — ITS#EIGHT, acronym for International Talent Support Eight Edition, announced its open call for designers to participate in the eight fashion competition. Deadline for submission of entries is March 25, 2009. On April 16 – 17, 2009, the pre-selections will be held and 20 finalists will be selected to participate at the ITS#FASHION finals in Trieste, Italy, from 10-11 July 2009.
List of qualifications and requirements for FASHION entry are available at HOW TO ENTER
A project created and developed by EVE, ITS#EIGHT dubbed as “THE GREATEST SHOW OF ALL” confirms real support to the new ITS generation, which will be selected mid April 2009 by a professional panel of jurors.
With the mantra “EIGHT WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD”, ITS#EIGHT is composed of three disciplines, each one with a main area partner – DIESEL for ITS#FASHION, YKK for ITS#ACCESSORIES and MINI for ITS#PHOTO.
Diesel, main partner of fashion, with the Diesel Award guarantees concrete support to a young talent helping the winner’s breakthrough into the international fashion industry with a cash prize of € 50,000 + an internship within the Diesel Creative Team at its HQ in Italy.
ITS also assigns many more awards to the talents that make it to the finale, 10-11 July 2009: Fashion Collection of the Year, production and organization of a fashion show. The opportunity to be a member of the Jury at the following edition of ITS and € 20,000 towards the development of the new collection, Fashion Special Prize, the i-D Styling Award, and the Vertice Award.
YKK, main partner of accessories at ITS, the only contest in the world entirely dedicated to all types of accessories, has reached the fourth edition. The most innovative and creative collections will compete for Accessories Collection of the Year, €10,000 to create a brand new collection to be presented out of competition at ITS#NINE, the YKK Award, €10.000 + a professional photography shoot.
ITS, is pleased to announce the arrival of a precious sponsor: CRYSTALLIZED™, the product brand for the world’s finest loose crystals manufactured by Swarovski, which will offer the CRYSTALLIZED™ Accessories Award. All finalists can use CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements to create their collections.
ITS and MINI, main partner of photography, journey after journey confirms the new ITS#EIGHT adventure, once again giving the chance to photography students and young photographers from all over the world, to be on board at ITS#PHOTO.
The lucky ones, who will enroll with the project inspired by the theme “Originality” will “drive” back home with one or more of the prizes that are up for grabs: the MINI Clubman Photo Award, €10,000+ a professional shoot with a famous photographer to be published in an important Italian magazine, Pitti Immagine Photo Award and the SVA Photoglobal Award.
The photography contest confirms its on-line branch with the second edition of ITS#PHOTOweb. This web competition, open to all, will allow the winner to become part of ITS#PHOTO during ITS#EIGHT as a finalist.
For more information, please log on: www.itsweb.org