ITS 2021 Partners
ITS is internationally recognized as the bridge connecting brands to the most interesting young talents worldwide. Together with the strong support of the Italian national & local Institutions, international companies continue to embrace the driving force of ITS with the common aim of supporting young talents all over the planet.
They are able to build privileged relationships with the next generations of designers through the development of cutting-edge projects, obtaining tangible results, through a constant dialogue that produces fresh ideas and innovation in the world of design.
OTB is an international fashion group powering a range of global, unconventional brands including Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Jil Sander, and Viktor&Rolf, as well as state-of-the-art companies Staff International and Brave Kid. OTB also holds a minority stake in L.A. brand Amiri. The group fosters creativity and uniqueness, with a brave, unapologetic attitude, giving talents the freedom to unleash their creative potential, while supporting them in the development of profitable and sustainable businesses. The group finances several initiatives aimed at discovering new creative talents, such as ITS, supported by OTB’s President Renzo Rosso since the very beginning.
Since its creation, conceived as a universal, democratic object, Swatch has been thriving on diversity, multiplicity, dynamism, inclusion and positive energies that intertwine, feed on each other and multiply. In this vein, in 2011 Swatch Art Peace Hotel was launched in Shanghai: a remarkable position, in the heart of the most dynamic and vibrant of Chinese metropolis, a unique space in terms of dimensions, style and capacity, expressly conceived for artists of all generations, from all countries and all disciplines, that will make here their ‘home’ for a few months and have the chance to carry out their work and express their talent, meet other artists, exhibit their creations and interact with the local art community. To date the Hotel has housed in Shangai 400 artists from 51 countries. Five of them were the recipients of the ITS/Swatch Art Peace Hotel award in previous editions of the contest.
Allianz Italy is one of the leading Italian insurance groups and is part of the Allianz SE Group, a world leader in insurance and asset management, with over 150,000 employees serving more than 100 million clients in over 70 countries. In Italy, the second insurance market for the Group after Germany, Allianz Italy operates with approximately 4,500 employees serving more than 7 million customers, through a multi-channel distribution network consisting of over 25,000 insurance agents, their collaborators and financial advisors, important bancassurance agreements and direct insurer Allianz Direct.
Lotto is the leading footwear and sportswear company, synonymous with Italian style, Innovation and Design. Founded in 1973 to produce tennis and soccer shoes, over the decades the best teams and athletes all over the world have endorsed Lotto’s shoes and apparel. Today the brand honours its history and sportive heritage to define the style of the future.
Our website runs on technologies and services provided by Develon , internet partner of ITS 2021 Building the Ark. Develon is a group of companies focusing on UX design, digital business strategy and technological innovation for digital channels.
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Condé Nast Italia is a multimedia communication company which reaches a profiled audience thanks to its numerous omnichannel assets. It publishes 11 magazines: Vanity Fair, Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, GQ, Wired, AD.Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveller, La Cucina Italiana, La Cucina Italiana USA, Accessory_VanityFair and Wedding_VogueVanityFair. The company was the first Condé Nast branch in the world to open an experience store: Frame; to establish a course for social media content creators: Condé Nast Social Academy; to launch a social talent agency: Condé Nast Social Talent Agency. Its innovative projects include the social content creator unit #Shareable and the magazine Experience Is, dedicated to Generation Z. Today the group also runs successful major events such as Wired Next Fest, Vogue for Milano, Photo Vogue Festival, Vanity Fair Stories and GQ Best Dressed Men. The Condé Nast Italia headquarters in Piazzale Cadorna, Milan, are also home to the La Cucina Italiana Cooking School. The Group’s social platforms have a total fan and follower base of 20 million. In addition, Condé Nast Italia has consolidated its web presence with the launch of 7 websites: VanityFair.it: 13,1 million users \ Wired.it: 6,1 million users \ Vogue.it: 4,2 million users. These, along with Gqitalia.it, Ad-italia.it, LaCucinaItaliana.it and LaCucinaItaliana.com reach 31,9 million unique visitors every month and generate over 170,6 million page visits. (Source: Google Analytics census data – January 2021). – www.condenast.it Vogue Talents, the platform dedicated to talents from all over the world with a dedicated section on Vogue.it and included twice a year as a supplement of Vogue Italia, is back as media partner of ITS 2021 Building the Ark.
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The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is the non-profit association that disciplines, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion. It represents the highest cultural values of Italian fashion and aims to protect, coordinate and enhance its image, both in Italy and abroad.
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Fondazione Ferragamo was established in 2013 at the behest of the Ferragamo family with the aim of training the new generations to the values of craftsmanship and Made in Italy, turning its attention to fashion, design and creative processes in general. It promotes knowledge of Salvatore Ferragamo’s work by dealing with training, editorial projects and other cultural initiatives. To achieve these objectives, primary is the protection of the historical archives, managed by the foundation, which testifies the entire span of the brand’s activities.