ITS Contest 2023 is one of the world’s leading platforms to discover emerging creative talent. The 21st edition is open for application by emerging designers in fashion, accessories and jewellery. Finalists are selected by an international Jury composed of fashion industry leaders, artists, stylists, photographers and editors. They benefit from global media exposure, professional opportunities and mentoring, as well as financial awards.
Creative and artistic directors such as Demna, Matthieu Blazy, Nicolas di Felice and Richard Quinn are just some of the competition’s 670 alumni.
Watch the launch videos
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.
Applicants will be considered
for the following Awards:
ITS Arcademy Award
€15,000 to the most creative, socially aware and innovative finalist project.
ITS Residency Award
All finalists will be invited to join a week-long collaborative residency at ITS Arcademy – Museum of Art in Fashion in Trieste, where their work will be exhibited for a period of two months.
ITS Media Award
€5,000 awarded by the ITS Contest 2023 Media Jury to the fashion, accessories, jewellery or artwork finalist showing the strongest ability to transmit their innovative vision in a socially meaningful way.
ITS Community Award
€3,000 awarded by the public to a fashion, accessories, jewellery or artwork finalist.
ITS Fashion Film Award
€3,000 awarded by ITS to the best fashion film, selected among all ITS Contest applications.
ITS Digital Fashion Award
€3,000 awarded by ITS to the best digital fashion project selected among all ITS Contest applications.
ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel
€10,000 assigned by Swatch Art Peace Hotel, upon selection among the ITS Contest participants.
ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Eyewear part of EssilorLuxottica
€5,000 awarded by Vogue Eyewear part of EssilorLuxottica to the most deserving project, upon selection among ITS Contest participants.
ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport
€3,000, €2,000 and €1,000 awarded by Lotto Sport to three winners challenged with a sneakers project.
ITS Responsible Creativity Award powered by CNMI
€5,000 awarded by CNMI – Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and selected from all ITS Contest entries.
ITS Footwear Award powered by Fondazione Ferragamo
€5,000 and the opportunity of an internship in the company’s creative department, awarded by Fondazione Ferragamo to one of the footwear entries for ITS Contest.
How to apply
1 – download and read the entry requirements
2 – start your online application
3 – create your account and confirm your email
4 – complete your profile
- your press photo
- your CV
5 – choose your competition
category and provide all the details
6 – upload the requested materials
- project overview
- photos of the project
- your video presentation
- a video of your portfolio
- your fashion film (optional)