Looking back at these 20 years ITS has managed to build an impressive network at the core. Iconic personalities from the fashion system are part of it, from renowned designers to respected journalists, opinion leaders, design teachers, head hunters, heads of studio, and many more.
This network includes the 630 finalists selected throughout the years, most of which hold key positions in design studios all over the world. We see this as an extended family bonded by a sense of belonging to an ubi consistam. ITS Arcademy will be their ubi consistam, a place they can call home.
Thanks to this amazing community, we can improve everything we do. We can scout more talents while finding more internships and job opportunities. Most importantly, the network works even without us: at ITS we have removed barriers, for instance between emerging and established designers. We have created connections and friendships which outlast the event, nurturing cross-contaminations and ongoing support.
Past finalists today
A wide number of ITS finalists went on to launch their own lines and strongly established themselves in the market. An impressive number of them today work in some of the most coveted positions in the fashion world. Heads of studios, senior designers, creative directors... The market is literally filled with ITS past finalists. We are in awe of what they have accomplished.
Since the first edition in 2002 to the last in 2020, all the ITS Juries were made up of the world's leading fashion, accessories & jewellery designers, artists, stylists, photographers, opinion leaders, insiders, journalists and influencers.
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