ITS 2022
The Ark of Creativity

ITS Contest is an international award for emerging designers set up in Trieste in 2002. It navigates the global creative currents to discover and promote talent, offering career opportunities and preserving their creativity for future generations. ITS Contest is open for all young fashion, accessories and jewellery designers who believe in their ideas despite everything.

Finalists Selection for ITS Contest 2022

See the ITS Contest 2022 Jury at work viewing and selecting the finalist projects for the 20th edition.

Nostalgic memories of family, above all of grandparents in this post-covid era. It was one of the strongest trends seen in the applications for this year’s twentieth edition of ITS Contest, together with gender fluidity which has nothing to hide anymore.

With a surprise: covered faces, a constant trend throughout the years, have disappeared. Young designers are even turning into their own muses, personally modeling for their collections. The ITS Contest 2022 finalists are a balanced exemplification of the above, in representance of 14 different nationalities.

They impressed the jury with touching narratives, the dream of improving the world, and a celebration of the analog dimension, of the printed book as a guardian of knowledge.

The finalists

Twenty years of ITS, the return of our traditional physical format on 9-10 September after two covid-struck years, and the preview of ITS Arcademy with the anticipation of our First Exhibition curated by Olivier Saillard. The 20th generation of talents are up for the experience of a lifetime, and we can’t wait to finally meet them in person here in Trieste, Italy.

Fashion

Petra Fagerström

Born 10th March 1998, Swedish

Fashion designer

Rafaela Pestritu

Born 9th February 1995, Romanian

Fashion designer

Tatjana Haupt

Born 1st February 1996, German

Fashion designer

Eva Heugenhauser

Born 22nd October 1997, Austrian

Fashion designer

Hanna-Lotta Hanhela

Born 29th September 1989, Finnish

Fashion designer

Lili Schreiber

Born 13th September 1996, Belgian

Fashion designer

Mata Durikovic

Born 11th July 1995, Slovakian

Fashion designer

Asato Kitamura

Born 19th March 1996, Japanese

Fashion designer

Brais Albor

Born 1st June 1994, Spanish

Fashion designer

Charlie Constantinou

Born 25th June 1998, British

Fashion designer

Ching-Lin Chen

Born 30th June 1992, Taiwanese

Fashion designer

Yudai Tanaka & Anna Tanaka

Born 10th October 1992 Japanese
Born 20th June 1991 Japanese

Fashion designers

Accessories

Victor Salinier

Born 24th December 1997, French

Accessories designer

Ruby Mellish

Born 14th May 1998, British

Accessories designer

Marco Anzil

Born 5th January 1994, Italian

Accessories designer

ITS Artwork Award powered by Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Tatjana Haupt

Born 1st February 1996, German

Fashion designer

Edward Mendoza

Born 23rd December 1992, British

Fashion designer

James Walsh

Born 10th February 1997, British

Fashion designer

Mata Durikovic

Born 11th July 1995, Slovakian

Fashion designer

Takehiro Mabuchi

Born 19th May 1975, Japanese

Fashion designer

Yudai Tanaka & Anna Tanaka

Born 10th October 1992 Japanese
Born 20th June 1991 Japanese

Fashion designers

ITS Sportswear Award powered by Lotto Sport

Charlie Constantinou

Born 25th June 1998, British

Fashion designer

Edward Mendoza LOTTO

Born 23rd December 1992, British

Fashion designer

Hin Fung Jesse Lee

Born 5th July 1994, Chinese

Fashion designer

Watch the launch video

ITS 2022 Timeline

17 March 2022

Launch of ITS Contest 2022

Presentation of the concept “The Ark of Creativity” and opening of the application process.

17 March 2022

13 May 2022

Deadline for applications

Last day to complete the application form online for fashion, accessories and jewellery.

13 May 2022

17 May 2022

Deadline for portfolio arrivals

Applicants have to send their portfolios in advance, ensuring they arrive on time.

17 May 2022

28 - 29 June

Selection of the Finalists

The Jury of ITS Contest will select the finalists for fashion, accessories and jewellery. Candidates for special projects will be also selected.

28 - 29 June

9 - 10 September 2022

Event ITS Contest 2022 & Preview ITS Arcademy

ITS Contest Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony, plus preview of ITS Arcademy.

9 - 10 September 2022

Applicants will be considered for the following Awards:

ITS Arcademy Award

€15,000 and a 6-month mentorship by PITTI Immagine Tutoring & Consulting Direction to the most creative, socially aware and innovative finalist project.

ITS Media Award

€8,000 awarded by the ITS Contest 2022 Media Jury to the fashion, accessories or jewellery finalist showing the strongest ability to transmit their innovative vision in a socially meaningful way.

ITS Video Presentation 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.

OTB Award

€10,000 assigned by OTB to a fashion, accessories or jewellery finalist. 

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 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 Special Mention powered by Luxottica

€3,000 awarded by Luxottica, selected among all ITS Contest 2022 applications.

ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Italia

the ITS Special Mention powered by Vogue Italia will be assigned to a fashion, accessories or jewelry finalist. The winner’s collection will be featured on the Vogue.it website.

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 Footwear Award powered by Fondazione Ferragamo

€5,000 & the opportunity of an internship in the company’s creative dept., awarded by Fondazione Ferragamo to one of the footwear entries for ITS Contest.

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Contacts

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