This is what ITS means to them…
- Raf Simons – Designer and Creative Dir. of Jil Sander:
I love ITS, and it’s driving forces. It’s not your average contest. It is not about winning or competing each other , it’s about togetherness,it’s about showing and enjoying creative points of view.
- Antonio Marras– Fashion Designer and Creative Director of Kenzo
ITS is exciting, living, stimulating, sincere, instinctive, spontaneous, unique, innovative, true, intuitive, astonishing, amusing, individual, important, loving, protective, safe, tonic, cool, up-to-date, alternative, creative, energetic, happy and successful.
- Antonio Berardi– Fashion Designer
ITS is possibly the best competition there is for new designers. A place where the most promising new talent can express themselves to a panel of the most prestigious judges in the industry, and where dreams really can become reality. It’s what Cannes is for the film industry, hot-bed of new ideas, where deals are struck and stars are made. It’s ground-breaking, thought-provoking, and an amazing opportunity for everyone present. It’s Inspirational, Aspirational, and truly sensational.
- Hilary Alexander – Fashion Editor The Daily Telegraph
ITS – means Incredible, Tremendous, Sensational. IT’S a fabulous platform for young talent, exposing the best and the brightest at fashion schools and colleges across the world to the discipline, the fun and the rigours of working to a brief, keeping cool in competition and having your work assessed by some of the most savvy designers in the world.
- Colin McDowell– Writer- Founder of Fashion Fringe
As the creative director of Fashion Fringe, I am always happy when I see other organisations offering help to young creative talents and I am pleased to say that ITS is playing an important role in this work.
International Talent Support Trieste 10-11 July 2009
International Talent Support, creative platform developed by EVE in collaboration with Diesel, YKK and MINI to support young talent worldwide, is preparing for the final event that will be held on 10 and 11 July always in Trieste (on the north-eastern Italian coastline) in the striking “Salone degli Incanti”, the Olde Fishmarket.
With the three areas combined there are a total of 47 finalist projects coming from 20 different countries. Each project has its own stories and references. A hard task for the varied and qualified jurors that have been attentively selected.
Renzo Rosso, Founder and President of DIESEL, who strongly believes in the project and support it since the beginnings, will be for the first time part of the fashion jury, contributing to discover and select the fashion designers of tomorrow.
Other relevant names from the fashion industry are Elisa Palomino, Design Vice President at Diane Von Furstenberg after her experience as Director of John Galliano/Dior studios and with Moschino.
Nina Nitsche, Maison Martin Margiela, one of the coolest brands according to young designers and Kat Nadj UK Human Resources Manager Gucci Group Services Ltd. Among them there are also insiders from the fashion world business like Valentina Maggi Design Practice Director for renowned talent scout agency Floriane de St.Pierre and Deanna Ferretti, entrepreneur “Maglificio Miss Deanna”/”Modateca Deanna” who collaborated with the most important fashion houses like Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent and Armani.
The jury includes also personalities from the world of media like Mandi Lennard, Director of Mandi Lennard Publicity, who among others also represents Gareth Pugh and Zandra Rhodes, and Giampietro Baudo, Director of Italian fashion newspaper “Milano Finanza Fashion”.
And also David Steinhorst, winner of “Fashion Collection of the Year” at ITS#SEVEN, will judge the finalists bearing in mind the emotions of last year in discovering he was the winner. Last but not least, Barbara Franchin, Director of EVE/ITS.Others will join the jury to judge the accessories finalists.
Kei Kagami, fashion designer who is a long-term, careful and expert juror of ITS, Ugo Cacciatori, well-known accessories designer, Vicki Beaumon, Erickson Beamon and Valentim Quaresma, winner of “Accessories Collection of the Year” at ITS#SEVEN.
The photography finalists will also be judged by a top tier jury. There will be photographer Ari Marcopoulos, with his 20 year career in photography, collaborating with personalities like Andy Warhol and Run-DMC, refined portraitist of the music and skateboard universes, Angela Vettese,curator, critic and President of the International Jury of the “Biennale dell’arte di Venezia 2009”, Maria Luisa Frisa,,curator, critic and director of the Course in Fashion Design of IUAV University who will represent PITTI Immagine.
The rising interest of the international press brings in jury members like Cecilia Dean, founder and editor of the cult magazine “Visionaire”, Lee Swillingham, art director of “POP” and “LOVE” magazines, Michele Lupi, director of GQ Italy, Alessandro Ferrari, director of “Collezioni Uomo” and Arianna Rinaldo, photo editor for “D- La Repubblica delle donne” and chief editor for “Ojodepez”.
And finally, the winner of last year’s edition of ITS#PHOTO Kazutaka Nagashima, will also be in the jury to judge the photo finalists who are in the same position he was last year.
Mark it on your calendar: 10 and 11 July 2009.