ITS Contest 2023/24 - Born to Create
Discover the future of fashion

Continuing a tradition that began in 2002, creatives, media, artists, and leading fashion and design experts have converged on the city of Trieste, all sharing the mission to spotlight the next generation of fashion, accessory, and jewellery designers.

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Discover the visionary creations of the ITS Contest 2023/24 Finalists - the most promising names in fashion, jewellery and accessory design now.

Their creativity is nothing short of remarkable. Get ready to be inspired by their incredible talent and innovative visions!

Dive into the ITS Contest 2023/24 Media Gallery and celebrate the creativity of those Born to Create. See the future of design through our designers' innovative work. Their creations are more than just displays—they're building a legacy. Check it out now and be part of the story.

The ITS Contest 2023/24 Catalogue is here!

Established in 2002, ITS Contest stands as a beacon for emerging designers who were - as our 2023/24 edition title states - unequivocally Born to Create. Over the last two decades, this international contest has attracted almost 15,000 fashion accessories, jewellery design talents hailing from more than 80 countries and every continent.

The 16 designers featured in the following pages are the ITS Contest class of 2023/24. Only time will tell if any of them will follow in the footsteps of ITS Contest alumni Demna, Matthieu Blazy or Chopova Lowena, or if they will chart a path in new ways we can only imagine.  

Every single one of them is unique and part of the future catalogue of human achievement in creativity. Their work will be included in the permanent collection of ITS Arcademy - Museum of Art in Fashion, where it will inspire tens of thousands for years to come. 

The new generation of the ITS Family

Clementine Baldo

Fashion designer

France
Born 1998

Ivan Delogu

Fashion designer

Italy
Born 1994

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport – Third Prize

Clèmentine Baldo

Fashion designer

France
Born 1998

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport – First Prize

Amina Galal

Fashion designer

Egypt
Born 2001

ITS Fashion Film Award

Tal Maslavi

Accessories designer

Israel
Born 1996

Tomohiro Shibuki

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1986

GO!25 Borderless Award powered by Regione FVG 

Chelsea Jean Lamm

Fashion designer

Germany
Born 1998

Chelsea Jean Lamm

Fashion designer

Germany
Born 1998

ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Mert Serbest

Fashion designer

Turkey
Born 1996

Marcel Sommer

Fashion designer

Germany
Born 1996

ITS Special Mention powered by PITTI Immagine Tutoring & Consulting

Momoka Sato

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1994

ITS Arcademy Award

Ivan Delogu

Fashion designer

Italy
Born 1994

ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Yu Chen
Fanrui Sun

Digital fashion designer

China
Born 1999

ITS Digital Fashion Award

Silvia Acien Parrilla

Fashion designer

Spain
Born 1999

Tomohiro Shibuki

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1986

ITS Challenge The Status Quo Award powered by WRÅD

Ju Bao

Fashion designer

China
Born 1997

ITS Jury Special Award

Xiaoyue Liu

Accessories designer

China
Born 1995

ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Eyewear part of EssilorLuxottica

Shanon Poupard

Fashion designer

France
Born 1999

Kexuan Teresa Liu

Jewelry designer

China
Born 2001

Richard Farbey

Jewelry designer

United Kingdom
Born 2000

ITS Jury Special Award

Tomohiro Shibuki

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1986

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport – Second Prize

Wanqi Huang

Fashion designer

China
Born 1999

ITS Special Mention powered by Fondazione Sozzani

Yuxi Sun

Accessories designer

China
Born 1994

ITS Accessories Award powered by Fondazione Ferragamo

Ivan Delogu

Fashion designer

Italy
Born 1994

ITS Responsible Creativity Award powered by CNMI

Daniel Bosco

Fashion designer

Canada
Born 1997

ITS Contest 2023 Timeline

May 10th

Launch of ITS Contest 2023

Applications open

May 10th

September 10th

Application deadline

Last day to submit the online application form

September 10th

November 22nd

Finalists announcement

The ITS Contest Jury announces the finalists

November 22nd

March 17th - 21st

ITS Residency

Finalists participate in workshops and seminars with industry professionals

March 17th - 21st

March 22nd

Award Ceremony

Presentation of the Winners and of the ITS Contest Fashion Movie

March 22nd

March 23rd

Exhibition Openings

Opening of "The Many Lives of a Garment" and "Born to Create" Exhibits

March 23rd

April

ITS Residency Documentary

Publication online of the short film documenting the finalists' Residency

April

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ITS Contest Numbers

Schools in over
80 countries
Applications from
80 nations
Finalists from
over 60 countries
Journalists from
37 nations
Articles in over
50 countries
Years of
International Talent Support
The Seismographer

The Winners of ITS Contest 2023/24.

22 March, 2024

ITS Contest is proud to announce the winners of the 2023/24 edition, “Born to Create” – a celebration of innate creativity, and of the talent of a new generation of exceptional emerging designers.  An international…

The Seismographer

Born to Create – Tomohiro, Mert, Chelsea Jean, and Eun Ji

07 March, 2024

We were all born to create, and this manifests in infinite ways. Tomohiro, Mert,Chelsea Jean and Eun Ji are preparing for the finals of ITS Contest in Trieste. ITS Contest is discovering the next generation…

The Seismographer

Born to Create – Clementine, Ivan, Ju and Marcel

29 February, 2024

We were all born to create, and this manifests in infinite ways. Clementine, Ivan, Ju and Marcel are preparing for the finals of ITS Contest in Trieste. ITS Contest is discovering the next generation of…