ITS Contest 2023/24 - Born to Create

ITS Contest 2023/24 is one of the world’s leading platforms for emerging creative talent in fashion, accessories and jewellery design.

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.

Continuing a tradition that began in 2002, creatives, media, artists, and leading fashion and design experts have converged on the city of Trieste, all sharing the mission to spotlight the next generation of fashion, accessory, and jewellery designers.

ITS Contest 2023

Meet the Future of Fashion: Emerging Designers from ITS Contest 2024

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Discover the visionary creations of the ITS Contest 2023/24 Finalists - the most promising names in fashion, jewellery and accessory design now.

Their creativity is nothing short of remarkable. Get ready to be inspired by their incredible talent and innovative visions!

The ITS Contest 2023/24 Media Gallery is now live

Dive into the ITS Contest 2023/24 Media Gallery and celebrate the creativity of those Born to Create. See the future of design through our designers' innovative work. Their creations are more than just displays—they're building a legacy. Check it out now and be part of the story.

It all started with a bang, a very big bang.

Time began and with time came existence. Galaxies, stars, oceans, stars. And everything began to fragment and to break apart as it descended into increasing disorder and chaos. But in the universe, something happened. A rebellious, unconventional, revolutionary movement brought order. Order signifies complexity, information, diversity and motion. Or simply life. Each one of us is the result of this mysterious and unlikely event.

And the fact that we exist is astonishing. As living beings, an extraordinary ability that we have is to be able to discern order amongst disorder. Every time you picture something in your mind. Every time you seek out a different path, every time you dance to the internal rhythms of your life. You are transcending time by pushing the unlikely, and changing destiny.

When you create a dot on the canvas in that exact moment an order appears. Chaos is flowing all around. But with your exceptional abilities, you can navigate through it because the only thing that you can see, hear, taste, smell, touch is order. Creativity is the term we use to describe this talent. Through creativity, you can shape destiny and challenge time.

So if this happy accident called life is the ultimate act of rebellion, the ultimate expression of order, then
creativity in all its forms is the tool. And you were born to use this tool. You were born to create.”

Barbara Franchin
President & Artistic Director Fondazione ITS

The new generation of the ITS Family

Richard Farbey

Jewelry designer

United Kingdom
Born 2000

ITS Jury Special Award

Chelsea Jean Lamm

Fashion designer

Germany
Born 1998

Tomohiro Shibuki

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1986

GO!25 Borderless Award powered by Regione FVG 

Daniel Bosco

Fashion designer

Canada
Born 1997

Ju Bao

Fashion designer

China
Born 1997

ITS Jury Special Award

Yuxi Sun

Accessories designer

China
Born 1994

ITS Accessories Award powered by Fondazione Ferragamo

Clèmentine Baldo

Fashion designer

France
Born 1998

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport – First Prize

Xiaoyue Liu

Accessories designer

China
Born 1995

ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Eyewear part of EssilorLuxottica

Tomohiro Shibuki

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1986

ITS Challenge The Status Quo Award powered by WRÅD

Ivan Delogu

Fashion designer

Italy
Born 1994

ITS Responsible Creativity Award powered by CNMI

Tomohiro Shibuki

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1986

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport – Second Prize

Ivan Delogu

Fashion designer

Italy
Born 1994

ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Kexuan Teresa Liu

Jewelry designer

China
Born 2001

Silvia Acien Parrilla

Fashion designer

Spain
Born 1999

Momoka Sato

Fashion designer

Japan
Born 1994

ITS Arcademy Award

Marcel Sommer

Fashion designer

Germany
Born 1996

ITS Special Mention powered by PITTI Immagine Tutoring & Consulting

Yu Chen
Fanrui Sun

Digital fashion designer

China
Born 1999

ITS Digital Fashion Award

Mert Serbest

Fashion designer

Turkey
Born 1996

Amina Galal

Fashion designer

Egypt
Born 2001

ITS Fashion Film Award

Wanqi Huang

Fashion designer

China
Born 1999

ITS Special Mention powered by Fondazione Sozzani

Ivan Delogu

Fashion designer

Italy
Born 1994

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport – Third Prize

Eun Ji Oh

Accessories designer

Belgium
Born 1996

Shanon Poupard

Fashion designer

France
Born 1999

Tal Maslavi

Accessories designer

Israel
Born 1996

Chelsea Jean Lamm

Fashion designer

Germany
Born 1998

ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel

2023/24 Special Projects

Lotto Sport Award

ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel

GO! 2025 Borderless powered by Regione FVG

2023/24 Juries, Quotes, Credits

Juries

Quotes

Credits

Applicants were considered
for the following Awards:

ITS Arcademy Award

€15,000 to the most creative, socially aware and innovative finalist project.

ITS Jury Special Award

€5,000 Awarded at the discretion of the ITS Contest Jury to a fashion, accessories, jewellery or artwork finalist.

ITS Contest Public’s Choice Award

€5,000 awarded in January 2025 to the winner chosen by the public visiting the “Born to Create” exhibition.

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.

GO!25 Borderless Award powered by Regione FVG 

€10,000 and the opportunity to be featured in a dedicated exhibition at ITS Arcademy – Museum of Art in Fashion.

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 Challenge The Status Quo Award powered by WRÅD

An award for design projects which are ethical and innovative as they are informed by a critical research on the role of apparel today.

Redefining the functionality of a garment is, as a matter of fact, quintessential to the preservation of life on the planet; an exciting opportunity to embark on a journey to visit some of the world’s most innovative companies. The tour, guided by Matteo Ward will include visits at: a) Moda e Futurismo: Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Firenze. b) Moda e Funzione: D-Air Lab, Vicenza. c) Moda e Progettazione: WRÅD Studio, Vicenza. d) Moda e Innovazione: D-House Lab, Milano. Hospitality costs will be covered by WRÅD.

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 Accessories Award powered by Fondazione Ferragamo

€5,000 and a collaboration with one of the Ferragamo Creative Departments, awarded to one of the ITS Contest 2023 accessories entries.

ITS Special Mention powered by PITTI Immagine Tutoring & Consulting

A 6 month mentorship by the PITTI Immagine Tutoring & Consulting Direction.

ITS Special Mention powered by Fondazione Sozzani

The winner will be hosted at Fondazione Sozzani with a solo exhibition

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