Applications to the 21st edition of ITS Contest, one of the world’s leading platforms for emerging creative talent, are now closed.
We are currently reviewing entries and we'll be announcing the Finalists in November. They will be selected by an international Jury composed of fashion industry leaders, artists, stylists, photographers and editors. They will benefit from global media exposure, professional opportunities and mentoring, as well as financial awards.
Their work will become part of the permanent
Collection of ITS Arcademy - Museum of Art in Fashion
Born to Create
Rebellious, unconventional, revolutionary: that’s what life is. A strange and improbable occurence, when order was created out of disorder in a universe verging on disgregation. As living beings, our innate talent is to perceive order. Everytime we imagine, everytime we take a different, unpredictable path, we are subverting the flow of events: a revolution starts, and a new world is created. So, if life is the ultimate act of rebellion, then creativity is our tool. And we were born to use this tool. We were born to create.
ITS Contest 2023 Timeline
Launch of ITS Contest 2023
Last day to submit the online application form.
The ITS Contest Jury announces the finalists.
Finals & Awards Ceremony
ITS Contest Finals and Residency at ITS Arcademy.
ITS Contest Numbers
International Talent Support
20 September, 2023
We were all born to create, and this manifests in infinite ways. Ivan, an actor by profession, crafts his own tools to create music and fantastical soundscapes for his evocative narrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy. This is the first video in a series of portraits featuring everyday creative heroes – including performers, visionaries, thinkers, artisans,…
Exploring the Bounds of Limitation. An interview with former finalist Masha Lamzina about craft, freedom and developing one’s own artistic voice
25 August, 2023
“Masha Lamzina is an interdisciplinary artist working with textiles, installations and clothing, focusing on prints, stencilling and graphic patterns. Masha is also a fashion and textile designer, creating artisanal and unique garments that correspond to the themes of her art projects, often using fragments and elements of her artworks as prints on clothing. Masha uses…
One Collection, infinite stories: Trauma.
The elaboration of painful experiences through the lens of the ITS Arcademy collection.
03 August, 2023
This is something we’ve often seen over the past two decades in fashion designers who have entered the ITS competition. They embark on creative projects to cope with or process negative experiences in their lives. The ITS Collection includes items from many of these therapeutic design journeys. Trauma is a subjective and individual experience to…