For Trieste and Friuli Venezia Giulia, ITS Contest not only represents an internationally acclaimed event that brings prestige to the region and generates significant economic impact.

It also symbolises a model of how, starting from a visionary idea, the organisers have successfully brought to life a showcase of creativity and ingenuity centred around fashion and featuring young designers from around the world. Behind this achievement lies not only passion, but also the highest professional standards and skills applied to every aspect of the event, even in the smallest details.

It is therefore no coincidence that the Regional Administration has been wholeheartedly supporting ITS, fulfilling its official role of promoting the development and growth of local communities, rethinking the future with the new generations as protagonists alongside Trieste and the entire Region.

Massimiliano Fedriga
President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region


Fondazione CRTrieste has long supported ITS Contest as it shares its objectives and recognises its valuable role in promoting the image of Trieste internationally. Indeed, the creative platform brings the world's most creative youth to Trieste every year. It's an opportunity for exchange, dialogue, and cross-pollination that involves the entire city.

The valorisation of young talents, the highly innovative nature of the initiative and the positive impact on the territory are aspects that make this project interesting and worthy of support.

For these reasons, Fondazione CRTrieste has decided to be a part of the project, initiated years ago by Fondazione ITS, by providing an entire floor of its building and supporting part of the refurbishment costs to allocate it to ITS Arcademy – Museum of Art in Fashion, a multifaceted exhibition and training space.

Massimo Paniccia
President Fondazione CRTrieste


Never before the ITS Contest concept and the soul of SWATCH have been more aligned: “Born to Create” represents our mission, our passion, our challenge.

We look at the amazing creative talents participating in ITS Contest as inspiring “partners in crime”, we love to get involved and witness their creative energy, to follow the development of their work – and even more of their minds. The essence of SWATCH is such that continuous creative juices need to flow and generate new ideas and new languages – isn’t that the same for ITS Contest and for the talents who join it?

This is why we love to partner with ITS, in the ever fascinating journey to fall in love with creative minds and embrace forward thinking and courageous talents.

Carlo Giordanetti
CEO Swatch Art Peace Hotel


Pitti Immagine’s work is bound to the future. From this common ground comes the inspiration and collaboration with ITS and ITS Arcademy.

To be able to see young talent grow and experiencing first hand the excitement of discovering and understanding what is being communicated, are unique opportunities for us.

We have always supported the importance of fashion schools, training and research, and Pitti Tutoring & Consulting supports young designers in the most delicate phase of their debut, surprising us every time - that our strength also comes from their energy.

Raffaello Napoleone
CEO Pitti Immagine


The new generations are the creative future of fashion, which is why it is essential to support projects that promote emerging talents and give them the necessary space for creative expression.

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana has for years been committed to supporting young talent, which is why we are delighted to be at the side of Barbara Franchin's project and ITS.

Carlo Capasa
Chairman Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

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