ITS 2016

UTOPIA

The 15th Anniversary edition ITS 2016 welcomes in the jury Demna Gvasalia (Founder and Artistic Director of Vetements and Artistic Director of Balenciaga), designer Iris Van Herpen and AltaRoma President Silvia Venturini Fendi, while the theme of the event is “Utopia”, a mirage that can only materialize for a short time, in a defined place. A marvelous equilibrium, unstable like a chemical phenomenon.

Special Project: ITS Made in FVG

The ITS Made in FVG project used creativity to highlight the excellence of the manufacturing capabilities of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in Italy. Bianca Chong, former ITS finalist, was challenged to conceive futuristic jewelry capable of measuring data like time, vital signs and more from the wearer's surroundings. An artistic speculation based on the idea of wearable technology.
This conceptual project was developed working side by side with Eurotech a company from the region working internationally on Artificial Intelligence at the highest level. Present-day available technology will represent the jumpstart to imagine an open future where these technological barriers will have disappeared. Eurotech supported Bianca Chong offering its immense scientific and technological know-how as well as its visions. Prototypes were developed with the support of Eurotech and displayed in a dedicated corner at ITS 2016 with a thorough description of the development process.

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"Creativity becomes innovation in a fertile environment."
The idea to carry out a shared project between the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and ITS was first conceived in 2014 within the development of reforms relating to industrial politics started with the Piano di sviluppo del settore industriale (industrial sector development plan) and later with the RilancimpresaFVG law in 2015, when the regional government committed itself to supporting the manufacturing sector in particular. "The Region-ITS initiative – commented Sergio Bolzonello, Vice President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and regional minister for industrial policies, tourism and cooperation is consistent with the regional strategy that aims at favoring with concrete initiatives a technologically advanced and innovative manufacturing sector, capable of creating added value. The conversation between art and enterprise is a remarkably fecund terrain for the creation of the “innovation” we need: the interaction between diverse production lines is where the spark of genius/innovation is started, and not by chance. Offering services, infrastructures and support to creativity: this is our task in Friuli Venezia Giulia and in this direction we are channeling our energies. Successfully combining aesthetic values and profitable production requires new interpretations and a new fast approach on the LTC and eco-compatible economy scenario. The ITS project in this sense is a case in point: looking to the future and anticipating the un-seen and even the un-imagined is a challenge, and we cannot be caught unprepared".

Sergio Bolzonello
Vice President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and Regional Minister for Industrial Policies, Tourism and Cooperation

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Computers today are sophisticated elements that give human beings the means to augment exter nal reality and their comprehensive presence on the inter net. Progress will be such that we will no longer see computers as computers, but as an integral part of our world, as an extension of ourselves. Existing technologies can really change the man/computer relationship, making their co-existence increasingly symbiotic and enabling a new era of sustainable living on planet Earth. In order to fully exploit such potential, we need to close the gap between our human body and the computers. Making computers wearable is a way to achieve that, which requires a focus on esthetics, ergonomics and user experience rather than on computing and communication power. This is why we established this collaboration with ITS: to explore the merging of digital technologies with both emotions and a sense of usefulness.

Roberto Siagri
President & CEO

Special Award: Generali Future Award

Generali established in 2015 the “Generali Future Award” with the aim to ensure that one designer from ITS would have the proper support to grow entrepreneurial wings. There is a point in the career of these talented designers in which creativity by itself is not enough. They have to develop a feeling for the business side of their profession.

In 2015 the award was assigned to Aitor Throup.
The 2016 winner Justin Smith was chosen among the 550 finalists represented in the ITS Creative Archive by a committee including Simone Bemporad (Generali Group Director of Communications and Public Affairs), Barbara Franchin (ITS Director), Simone Marchetti (Fashion Editor D.Repubblica.it, La Repubblica, Repubblica.it), Angelo Flaccavento (Indipendent Fashion Critic and Curator) and Sara Maino (Senior editor of Vogue Italia and Vogue Talents).

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Finalists and Winners

Alyssa Lee

Alyssa Lee

Jewellery finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 OTB Award
ITS 2016 Modateca Deanna Award

Birute Mazeikaite

Birute Mazeikaite

Fashion finalist

Biyuan Zhang

Biyuan Zhang

Accessories finalist

Cheng Zong Yu

Cheng Zong Yu

Fashion finalist

Chinami Tokizawa

Chinami Tokizawa

Jewellery finalist

Chu Ting Lee

Chu-Ting Lee

Accessories finalist

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee

Jewellery finalist

Flora Miranda

Flora Miranda

Fashion finalist

Garance Brandely

Garance Brandely

Jewellery finalist

Gisela Febrina Juwono - Larasati Dewangga Putri

Gisela Febrina Juwono
& Larasati Dewangga Putri

Jewellery finalists

Han Kim

Han Kim

Artwork finalist

Hayk Gabrielyan

Hayk Gabrielyan

Fashion finalist

Hazuki Katagai

Hazuki Katagai

Artwork finalist

Helen Kirkum

Helen Kirkum

Accessories finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 ACCESSORIES Award
ITS 2016 Vogue Talents Award

Ilaria Fiore

Ilaria Fiore

Accessories finalist

Jana Zornik

Jana Zornik

Accessories finalist

Karan Torani

Karan Torani

Artwork finalist

Le Roni Sachelaridi

Le Roni Sachelaridi

Accessories finalist

Marco Baitella

Marco Baitella

Artwork finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 ITS ARTWORK Award

Masaki Shimizu

Masaki Shimizu

Jewellery finalist

Mayako Kano

Mayako Kano

Fashion finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 ITS FASHION Award

Melanie Lewiston

Melanie Lewiston

Accessories finalist

Niels Gundtoft Hansen

Niels Gundtoft Hansen

Fashion finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 OTB Award

Olesya Serchenko

Olesya Serchenko

Fashion finalist

Sari Räthel

Sari Räthel

Jewellery finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 ITS JEWELRY Award

Séro Oh

Séro Oh

Fashion finalist

Sheila Pazos

Sheila Pazos

Artwork finalist

Shinhwan Kim

Shinhwan Kim

Fashion finalist

Stefanie Tschirky

Stefanie Tschirky

Fashion finalist

Tatiana Lobanova

Tatiana Lobanova

Jewellery finalist

Tsugumi Eikawa

Tsugumi Eikawa

Accessories finalist

Wenxin Lee

Wenxin Lee

Artwork finalist

Woo Jung Jung

Woo Jung Jung

Accessories finalist

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Xi Xia

Jewellery finalist

Young Jin Jang

Young Jin Jang

Accessories finalist

WINNER
ITS 2016 YKK Award

Yuanjing Dong

Yuanjing Dong

Jewellery finalist

Fashion & Accessories Jury

CCapasa

Carlo Capasa

President of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

 

MCDAVEU

Marie-Claire Daveu

Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering

FlorianeDeStPierre

Floriane de St Pierre

Floriane de Saint Pierre & Associés, Eyes On Talents

 

Deanna-Ferretti-Veroni

Deanna Ferretti

Maglificio Miss Deanna

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Angelo Flaccavento

Independent Fashion Critic and Curator

 

BFranchin

Barbara Franchin

Founder & Director ITS

BarbaraGrispini

Barbara Grispini

Director to D/ARK, Designer Brand Development Consultant to the British Fashion Council, LONDON show ROOMS Curator

 

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Demna Gvasalia

Founder and Artistic Director at VETEMENTS and Artistic Director at Balenciaga

KKagami

Kei Kagami

Designer & YKK Consultant

 

KarchunLeung

Karchun Leung

Editor in Chief of Numerò China

SMaino

Sara Maino

Senior Editor Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents

 

SMarchetti

Simone Marchetti

Fashion editor D.Repubblica.it, La Repubblica, Repubblica.it

CMcDowell

Colin McDowell

International Fashion Commentator

 

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Sarah Mower

Chief Critic, Vogue runway.com and BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent

AnnaOrsini

Anna Orsini

British Fashion Council Strategic Consultant

 

GPungetti

Giovanni Pungetti

CEO Maison Margiela

ARosso-By-Gavin-Watson

Andrea Rosso

Creative Director Diesel Licenses

 

VSteele

Valerie Steele

Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

RiccardoVannetti

Riccardo Vannetti

Tutorship Director Pitti Immagine

 

SVFendi

Silvia Venturini Fendi

President AltaRoma

LottaVolkova

Lotta Volkova

Fashion Stylist and Consultant

 

 

Artwork Jury

Nicola-Bonaventura

Nicola Bonaventura

Creative Director Safilo, Italy

 

Michele-Ciavarella

Michele Ciavarella

Deputy Editor of Style Magazine Corriere della Sera, fashion content and fashion critic of style.corriere.it - Italy

Carlo-Giordanetti

Carlo Giordanetti

Creative Director Swatch International

 

Alessandra-Laudati

Alessandra Laudati

Architect and Freelance Writer

Mats-Nilsson

Mats Nilsson

Creative Leader, Ikea of Sweden

 

Jewelry Jury

Vivienne-Becker

Vivienne Becker

Jewelry Historian

 

HarryEisenberger

Harry Eisenberger

Head of Jewelry Design at Swarovski Professional

UteSchumacher

Ute Schumacher

Director Creative Direction and Design Network Swarovski Professional

 

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Iris Van Herpen

Fashion Designer

Kim-Youn-Seong

Kim Young-Seong

Head of Fabrics at CHANEL