ITS Arcademy is an exhibition space, a creative archive and a learning centre. 1400 square meters open to all, to cultivate creativity, be inspired and experiment. Built from ITS Contest, ITS Foundation had the foresightedness to preserve a collection piece of each finalist. A growing cultural and social resource that recounts the evolution of contemporary fashion through the first creations of designers who went on to re-shape the fashion industry.
The ITS Arcademy Collection is unlike anything else in the world because it brings together the early works of designers who went on to set new benchmarks for contemporary fashion. Our constantly-evolving twenty-year archive plots the development of international creativity in its most innovative, radical, artistic and experimental forms of expression. An existential journey through the most varied aesthetic aspects of dressing. A collection of extraordinary historical importance that provides a source of continuous inspiration and new unexplored creative pathways.
The ITS Arcademy sets creativity at the centre of every educational project, offering endless possibilities for interacting and discovering its resources. We will soon be publishing a programme packed with events, courses and fringe activities. These will be open to everyone: school and university students, children, families, local citizens and visiting tourists, anyone who wants to use creativity as a vehicle for learning, knowledge and fun.
The ITS Arcademy is a creative hub for cultural, artistic and educational events. It has a packed calendar of activities and meetings planned for 2022.
As a space open to all, the ITS Arcademy will also host fringe events in line with its values and mission: discovering talent and promoting creativity.
The exhibition works, all taken from the extensive ITS Collection, will lead visitors along a path that alternates material and multimedia elements, staging a narrative and experiential journey made up of objects, lights, sounds and sensations.
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80 different countries
Teaching creativity. Interview with Ike Rust, menswear tutor to former ITS winners.
13 February, 2023
In the twenty years of ITS Contest rarely have we seen such consistency in training young designers that would be then be selected as finalists by the ITS Jury, a first…
ITS Contest names that ring a bell.
Craig Green, David Koma, Liam Fahy and Lee Matthews in the ITS Arcademy Collection.
12 January, 2023
In the history of contemporary fashion, documented through the perspective of the ITS Arcademy Collection, there are designers who made history. Interestingly, it’s not always names that made it through to…
One Collection, infinite stories: Religion. Looking at the religious elements of the ITS Arcademy collection.
05 December, 2022
Looking for either controversy, beauty, culture or symbolism, it is no mystery why fashion drives inspiration from religion. They are undeniably intertwined: religions and religious orders have dress codes and use…
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