Special visit with the Director
Live an inspiring experience that will capture your imagination and unleash your innate creativity, in a very special place in the heart of Trieste. Discover the visionary universe and stories of the most interesting designers of their generation, with the extraordinary guidance of Barbara Franchin, Founder and Director of ITS Arcademy - Museum of Art in Fashion.
Friday, 6 October 2023
(in Italian only)
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Price: € 100
Live an inspiring experience that will capture your imagination and unleash your innate creativity, in a very special place in the heart of Trieste. Discover the visionary universe and stories of the most interesting designers of their generation, with the extraordinary guidance of Barbara Franchin, Founder and Director of ITS Arcademy – Museum of Art in Fashion.
“A visionary project”
“A glorious celebration of human creativity”
★★★★★Il Sole 24 Ore
“A goldmine of ideas”
Opened in 2023, ITS Arcademy preserves more than 15,000 objects testifying to the evolution of design between fashion and art over the past 20 years, through the creative projects and premiere works of the brightest talents from every continent.
The visit includes the inaugural exhibition ‘The First Exhibition – 20 Years of Contemporary Fashion Evolution’ curated by Olivier Saillard, the renowned fashion historian who formerly headed the Fashion Museum of the City of Paris.
After the visit each participant will receive the illustrated exhibition catalog and museum tote bag.
1.5 hrs approx
ITS Arcademy – Museum of Art in Fashion, via Cassa di Risparmio 10, 34121 Trieste, 4th floor
Friday October 6th, 5:00pm — 6:00pm
- Admission and exclusive guided tour of the exhibition
- Illustrated exhibition catalog of The First Exhibition – 20 Years of Contemporary Fashion Evolution edited by Olivier Saillard
- Museum tote bag
ITS Foundation President
Barbara Franchin is the founder and soul of ITS - International Talent Support.
She was born and raised in Trieste, a town with a privileged and decentralized point of view, far from the established capitals of design, allowing an ideal pure and unfiltered perspective, free from a mainstream vision of the world.
In 2001 she launched EVE, a one-of-a-kind agency with a key strength: an eclectic, dedicated and passionate team. The following year she launched the first edition of ITS, selecting the strongest young talents from all over the world and hosting them in Trieste for a grand final event with over 400 guests: journalists, trendsetters, opinion leaders, and major representatives of the fashion system. In 2006 she founded the Cultural Association EVE - Creativity Research Lab, aimed at supporting and promoting educational activities in the artistic and cultural fields.
Her love and will to preserve, catalogue and display these unique expressions of creativity led to the creation of the ITS Creative Archive, a collection like no other, which traces the history of contemporary fashion evolution. The Archive holds 18,000 portfolios, 327 outfits, 152 accessories, 103 jewellery pieces and 700+ digital photography projects from over 80 countries. By building and fueling the ITS Creative Archive she has laid the foundations that will allow the opening, of ITS Arcademy, a global training ground for creativity combining the exhibition concept with the academic one. Barbara Franchin is internationally recognized among the most important professionals in the industry: in 2010 Elle Magazine voted her one of the 100 most important women in fashion; in 2016 Business of Fashion included her in the coveted BoF 500 list; and in 2020 Forbes listed her among the 100 most successful women for leadership and creativity.