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.

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ITS Contest 2023 is supported by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, PromoTurismo FVG and Fondazione CRTrieste, an important and tangible sign of the involvement of the territory with the aim of placing Trieste on the map of international creativity.

Creativity knows no boundaries. ITS Contest 2023 celebrates Nova Gorica – Gorizia, the European Capital of Culture 2025, with a dedicated award.

During the contest’s final event, founder Barbara Franchin and philosopher Emanuele Coccia will present the GO! 2025 Borderless Award powered by Regione FVG to the Fashion Finalist who best embodies the concept of absence and the transcendence of cultural, physical, mental, or geographical boundaries through a garment and its narrative.

The winning project will receive a prize of €10,000 and will be showcased in a dedicated exhibition within the spaces of ITS Arcademy, Italy’s first museum of contemporary fashion, which hosts the works of art, designs, and borderless visions of emerging talents of fashion and design from all over the world.


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 the Swatch Art Peace Hotel opened 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 and interact with the local art community. To date the Swatch Art Peace Hotel has been hosting more than 480 artists, from 55 countries. Eight of them were recipients of the ITS/Swatch Art Peace Hotel award in previous editions of the contest.


Vogue Eyewear part of EssilorLuxottica was launched in 1973. Vogue Eyewear was acquired by the Group in 1990. It is now recognized as a truly international and contemporary fashion brand geared for young and dynamic consumers who want to stay up-to-speed with the latest trends. With its inclusive approach and playful personality, Vogue Eyewear is an open door to the world of fashion and welcomes everyone to express and celebrate their personality. To achieve its mission in becoming the leading reference for fast-fashion in the eyewear category, Vogue Eyewear partners with international ambassadors shaping the industry. EssilorLuxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. Formed in 2018, its mission is to help people around the world to see more and be more by addressing their evolving vision needs and personal style aspirations. The Company brings together the complementary expertise of two industry pioneers, one in advanced lens technology and the other in the craftsmanship of iconic eyewear, to set new industry standards for vision care and the consumer experience around it. Influential eyewear brands including Ray-Ban and Oakley, lens technology brands including Varilux and Transitions, and world-class retail brands including Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Salmoiraghi & Viganò and GrandVision are part of the EssilorLuxottica family.

Lotto for 50 years now, is a leading footwear and sportswear company, synonymous with Italian style, Innovation and Design. Founded in 1973 to create 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 honors its history and sportive heritage to define the style of the future.

Wine Partner:

Since 1967, Cantina Puiatti has been a key player in the winemaking and vinegrowing world of Friuli. It offers harmonious wines resulting from passionate research in a constantly evolving history, rich in experiences and successes, which manages to combine an extraordinary innovative spirit with consistency and respect for their terroir, from the varieties to soils, from the climate to man’s thinking and intervention. Controlled ripening avoids excessive alcohol content. Reductive winemaking gives wines with great fragrance, finesse and elegance. Cantina Puiatti’s wines have always fermented and matured without wood contact.


Founded in Trieste in 1948 by Giorgio Kropf, thanks to his family’s innovative vision, Eurospital has now a team of 160 associates operating in 2 Business Units across 3 product areas: pharmaceutical, diagnostics and gluten-free. Its mission aims at improving people’s health and quality of life through research, production and distribution of diagnostic kits, medicines, medical devices, food supplements, cosmetics, gluten-free products. Eurospital’s headquarters are based in Trieste and, strong of its sales force network, operates in over 50 countries across the world.

Trieste Airport – Friuli Venezia Giulia offers air services to domestic and European destinations, operated both by full-service and low-cost airlines. Thanks to its strategic location, this airport is the ideal gateway to the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions as well as to Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. Trieste Airport is an integrated multi-modal hub, for air-rail-road interchange, with local, intercity and long-haul bus and train services, enhancing accessibility and connectivity.

Internet partner:

Our website runs on technologies and services provided by the Develon Group, Internet partner of ITS 2023 Born to Create. The Develon Group has been supporting companies on their digital innovation journey for more than two decades through the creation of platforms dedicated to specific markets, strategic consulting projects, UX and UI design, application development and technology infrastructure management.


We’re born in 2015 and we are a design studio and creative agency focused on sustainability. We came to life to inspire and enable others to challenge the non-sustainable status quo of the fashion industry through education, design and innovation. We are Based in Vicenza, Milan and London.

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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.

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.

Fondazione Sozzani is dedicated to the promotion of culture through photography, fashion, the fine arts, and applied arts. The Foundation has assumed the patronage of Galleria Carla Sozzani and continues all relevant public functions that the Galleria has supported since 1990.
Since 2021, under the creative direction of Sara Sozzani Maino, the Fondazione curates projects dedicated to education, responsibility and awareness and supports the next generation of creatives.

The Tutoring & Consulting Direction of PITTI Immagine supports designers and brands in their professional and creative development with orientation and consultancy activities.