Finalists in brand

An impressive number of ITS finalists 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.

Aharon Israel Genish

  • Fashion designer

ITS 2020
2020


Work experiences

now
Sagiv Galam (2002 finalist)

Moon Hussain

  • Fashion designer

ITS 2019
2019


Work experiences

now
Junior Women's Leathergood designer Hermès

Kira Goodey

  • Accessories designer

ITS 2018
2018


Work experiences

now
footwear collaborations with Jimmy Choo and Iris van Herpen
past
Nicholas Kirkwood

Ilaria Fiore

  • Accessories designer

ITS 2016
2016


Work experiences

now
Menswear Designer Gucci
past
Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi

Leo Carlton

  • Accessories designer

ITS 2015
2015


Work experiences

now
Stephen Jones

Maiko Takeda

  • Accessories designer

ITS 2014
2014


Work experiences

now
Accessories Designer for Issey Miyake
past
Stephen Jones

Ian Waller

  • Accessories designer

ITS 2014
2014


Work experiences

now
men’s leathergoods Christian Dior Couture
past
Louis Vuitton, Berluti

Felix Chabluk Smith

  • Fashion designer

ITS 2013
2013


Work experiences

now
Senior Designer for Balenciaga
past
ITS collection acquired by MET New York

Ichiro Suzuki

  • Fashion designer

ITS 2012
2012


Work experiences

now
Maison Margiela
past
Henry Poole & Co

Shaun Samson

  • Fashion designer

ITS#TEN
2011


Work experiences

now
Menswear designer for Moschino

Jai Lennard

  • Photographer

ITS#EIGHT
2009


Work experiences

now
photography for The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard Magazine, W Magazine, Elle, Levi's, G-Shock

Levi Van Veluw

  • Photographer

ITS#SIX
2007


Work experiences

past
art installations for Borusan Collection, Caldic Collection, Ekard Collection, KPMG, showcased at Eduardo Secci gallery, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Museum of Arts and Design NY, Marres House, Ars Electronica

Thomasine Barnekow

  • Accessories designer

ITS#SIX
2007


Work experiences

now
glovemaking for Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Maison Margiela, Walter Van Beirendonck, Gauchère, Paris National Opera

Mark Fast

  • Fashion designer

ITS#SEVEN
2008


Work experiences

past
Pinko, Christian Louboutin, Swarovski, Topshop, Woolmark

Alithia Spuri Zampetti

  • Fashion designer

ITS#SEVEN
2008


Work experiences

now
Associate Head of Design Alexander McQueen
past
Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, former Art Director for Paule Ka

Justin Smith

  • Accessories designer

ITS#SIX
2007


Work experiences

past
collaborations with Moschino and Stella McCartney, designs for Cinema including Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent”, Warner Bros’ “Pan”, “The Man from UNCLE”, ”Star Wars” and “Dr Dolittle

Nicolas di Felice

  • Fashion designer

ITS#SIX
2007


Work experiences

now
Art Director Courrèges
past
Christian Dior Couture, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton

Oden Wilson

  • Fashion designer

ITS#SIX
2006


Work experiences

now
Director of design Womenswear pre-collection Burberry
past
Adidas, Marni, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Céline

Aitor Throup

  • Fashion designer

ITS#FIVE
2006


Work experiences

past
Stone Island, C.P. Company, Umbro, G-Star Raw, art direction for Kasabian, Damon Albarn

James Long

  • Accessories designer

ITS#FIVE
2006


Work experiences

now
Menswear & Womenswear Creative Director Iceberg

Matthieu Blazy

  • Fashion designer

ITS#FIVE
2006


Work experiences

now
Design Director at Bottega Veneta
past
Raf Simons, Maison Margiela, Céline and Calvin Klein

David Aliperti

  • Fashion designer

ITS#FOUR
2005


Work experiences

now
Design Director of Concept for Oscar de la Renta
past
Louis Vuitton, Belstaff and Tory Burch

Demna Gvasalia

  • Fashion designer

ITS#THREE
2004


Work experiences

now
Creative Director Balenciaga
past
Maison Margiela and Louis Vuitton

Slobodan Mihajlovic

  • Fashion designer

ITS#TWO
2003


Work experiences

now
Ermanno Scervino
past
Vetements, Peter Pilotto, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti

Daniele Controversio

  • Fashion designer

ITS#ONE
2002


Work experiences

now
Men & Women Design Director at Trussardi
past
Diesel, Guru, Replay and Armani

ITS 2020

Aharon Israel Genish designer for SAGIV GALAM (2002 finalist)

ITS 2019

Annaliese Griffith-Jones Assistant Knitwear Designer at UNIQLO
Moon Hussain Junior Women's Leathergood designer HERMES
Rafael Kouto designed for LOTTO

ITS 2018

Catalina Albertini designer for THE RESTORY Ltd
Eleanor McDonald designed for THOM BROWN and BURBERRY
Laura Olivella designed for JW ANDERSON, now Accessories Designer THE RESTORY Ltd
Kira Goodey designed for NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, footwear collaborations with JIMMY CHOO and IRIS VAN HERPEN
Mayako Kano Associate Designer, Embroidery and Embellishments at TORY BURCH

ITS 2016

Birute Mazeikaite designed for ANNE SOFIE MADSEN and HERMIONE FLYNN
Garance Brandely designed for PIAGET and CHRISTIE'S
Chinami Tokizawa designed for WRITTENAFTERWARDS
Chu-Ting Lee Footwear Designer for SOPHIA WEBSTER
Ilaria Fiore Designed for SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, FENDI, now Menswear Designer GUCCI
Jana Zornik Designed for SWATCH
Helen Kirkum designed for ADIDAS ORIGINALS, REEBOK, MELISSA, LACOSTE, TIMBERLAND and NIKE
Sheila Pazos designed for VIKTOR & ROLF and now SWATCH
Han Kim designed for RICHARD JAMES SAVILLE ROW
Stefanie Tschirky designed for MARY KATRANZOU
Marco Baitella designed for BALENCIAGA, NEIL BARRET and VALENTINO, now menswear footwear designer at BOTTEGA VENETA

ITS 2015

Elina Maattanen designer for MAISON MARGIELA and TIGER OF SWEDEN
Kaat de Groef designed for MAISON MARGIELA and SCOTCH & SODA
Leo Carlton designer for STEPHEN JONES
Paula Knorr designed for PETER PILOTTO (2004 finalist)
Shay Tako designer for SWATCH
Kim Shui designed for HELMUT LANG and RICK OWENS and Samsung
Polina Yakobson Designer for GARETH PUGH

ITS 2014

Zoe Waters designed for DIESEL, now FLOOR SIX
Alexander Benekritis designed for TOMMY HILFIGER, RALPH LAUREN and LACOSTE, now C&A
Anuk Yosebashvili designed for IRIS VAN HERPEN
Ian Waller designed for LOUIS VUITTON, BERLUTI, now men’s leathergoods CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
ITS 2014 Mirjia Pitkaart designed for LOUIS VUITTON, now Senior Designer small leathergoods BOTTEGA VENETA
Niloufar Esfandiary designed for VICKI SARGE, now WGSN
Virginia Burlina designed DRIES VAN NOTEN and BURBERRY, now Fashion Designer at ACNE STUDIOS PARIS
Maiko Takeda, designed for STEPHEN JONES, now Accessories Designer for ISSEY MIYAKE
Anita Hirlekar designed for BULGARI and DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

ITS 2013

Xiao Li designed for DIESEL
Melissanthi Spei designed for PHOEBE ENGLISH and MINKI CHENG
Sarah Ysabel Dyne Narici designed for ALEXANDER MCQUEEN and STEPHEN WEBSTER, now designer for LORRAINE SCHWARTZ
Marie Cabirou designed for CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
Milko Boyarov designer for SWATCH
Felix Chabluk Smith ITS collection acquired by MET New York, Senior Designer for BALENCIAGA
Annelie Gross, designed for ESCADA
Cat Potter – Senior colour & material designer for MCLAREN AUTOMOTIVE LTD
Takahiro Ueno designed for AITOR THROUP, now Pattern maker and Assistant Designer at COMME DES GARÇONS

ITS 2012

Ichiro Suzuki designed for HENRY POOLE now MAISON MARGIELA
Mark Goldenberg designed for DIANE VON FURSTENBERG and MAYA NEGRI (former ITS finalist), Editor in Chief CONART MAGAZINE, designer RONEN CHEN
Shengwei Wang designed for GALLIANO, MCQUEEN and GILES DEACON
Ana Rajcevic contributor SHOWstudio
Volker Koch former Director Design development and production RUUGER AND PARTNERS LTD, now founder of SILENT GOODS
Laura Gostling designed for GEORGINA GOODMAN, MCLAREN
Isabella Kuru Senior designer for ADIDAS ORIGINALS
Marius Janusauskas designed for DIESEL
Taeseok Kang Designed for ALBERTA FERRETTI

ITS#TEN

Fah Chakshuvej designed for MAISON MARGIELA and RAVENS HEAVEN, now interior designer and Artistic Director for WORLD OF ART
Ruth Green designed for SKUNKFUNK, now knitwear designer at BAMFORD
Niran Avisar designed for DIESEL BLACK GOLD and ALEXANDER WANG
Sol Ahn Designed for VIKTOR & ROLF, PAUL SMITH and SURFACE TO AIR
Anna Henderson designed for VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, ANTLER and DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER
Zuzana Serbak designed for ROBERTO DEL CARLO
Kevin Kramp Knitwear designed for DIESEL, STAFF INTERNATIONAL and ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
Shaun Samson Menswear Designer for MOSCHINO

ITS#NINE

Michael Kampe designed for DIESEL, SCOTCH & SODA, HUGO BOSS, now Consultant for ARMEDANGELS
Hanna Ter Meulen designed for AQUASCUTUM, HARDY AMIES, SANDRO, CALVIN KLEIN, NORSE PROJECTS and ENNISMORE
Courtney McWilliams designed for GIVENCHY
Nir Goeta designed for MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA and BENETTON
Si Young Kim designed for BURBERRY, FENDI, now Senior leather goods designer BOTTEGA VENETA
Sara Bro-Jørgensen designed for BURBERRY and CALVIN KLEIN and COS
Alice Knackfuss designed for CHRISTIAN WINJIANTS, now Senior Designer for DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER

ITS#EIGHT

Maria Lavigina designed for CAVALLI
Tatiana Pogrebnyak designed for CAVALLI
Ali Forbes designed for SWAROVSKI
Weronika Lesniak designed for BURBERRY, now Costume Design for WARNER BROS
Helen Robotham designed for JIMMY CHOO, BURBERRY and SOPHIE HULME
Deniz Demirsoy designed for, EMILIO PUCCI and HUGO BOSS
Liam Evans Womenswear designer for DIESEL
Chau Har Lee designed footwear for NIKE and CAMPER and BALLY and OSCAR DE LA RENTA, now Head of Women’s Shoes at BALMAIN
Cecilie Rosted Bahnsen designed for ERDEM
Jai Lennard photography for THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, W MAGAZINE, ELLE, LEVIS, G-SHOCK
Noemie Goudal photography acquired by SAATCHI GALLERY and CENTRE POMPIDOU

ITS#SEVEN

Alithia Spuri Zampetti designed for VALENTINO, BOTTEGA VENETA, LANVIN, former Art Director for PAULE KA, now Associate Head of Design ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Jan Farhi designed for CAVALLI
Siri Johansen Knitwear designed for BURBERRY, PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND and KENZO
Andrea Cammarosano designed for WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK and ICEBERG
Jannita Van Den Haak designed for ADIDAS by STELLA McCARTNEY and BUGABOO
David Steinhorst designed for ANTONIO BERARDI, GIVENCHY, KENZO and MAISON SCHIAPARELLI
Benjamin Shun Lai NG designed for DIESEL
Mark Fast designed for PINKO, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, SWAROVSKI, TOPSHOP, WOOLMARK
Heikki Salonen designed for DIESEL, now MAISON MARGIELA MM6
Elise Gettliffe designed for PETER PILOTTO (2004 finalist)
Thomasine Barnekow glovemaking for SCHIAPARELLI HAUTE COUTURE, MAISON MARGIELA, WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK, GAUCHÈRE, PARIS NATIONAL OPERA
Alejandro Gujarro photography exhibited at SAATCHY GALLERY, FRANK SUSS COLLECTION, GOETZ COLLECTION
Levi Van Veluw art installations for BORISAN COLLECTION, CALDIC COLLECTION, EKARD COLLECTION, KPMG, showcased at EUDARDO SECCI GALLERY, ROSENFELD PORCINI GALLERY, MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN NY, MARRES HOUSE, ARS ELECTRONICA
Serena Salvadori photography exhibited at ICP NEW YORK as part of the Covid-19 pandemic project

ITS#SIX

Rani Bageria designed for CHLOE’ and ESPRIT
David Longshaw designed for ALBERTA FERRETTI and MAX MARA
Susanne Happle Project & Accessories designed for ADIDAS by STELLA McCARTNEY now Creative Direction ADIDAS Originals Kids Apparel & Accessories
Katy Reiss former Global Art Director LANVIN, now Creative Director ACCOR
Oden Wilson designed for ADIDAS, MARNI, JIL SANDER, LANVIN, CÉLINE, now Director of design Womenswear pre-collection BURBERRY
Angela Ooi designed for ANTONIO MARRAS, KENZO, PORTS 1961 and VF CORPORATION, CALVIN KLEIN, now Design Director at FILA
Taro Horiuchi designed for NINA RICCI
Sandra Faessler designer for ADIDAS by STELLA McCARTNEY
Louise Crawford Knitwear designer for HIROKO KOSHINO
Sabrina Seifried designed for IRIS VAN HERPEN, G-STAR RAW and SCOTCH&SODA, now freelance designer for G.F. THE YARD
Nicolas di Felice designed for CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE, BALENCIAGA, LOUIS VUITTON, now Art Director COURRÈGES
Justin Smith collaborations with MOSCHINO and STELLA MCCARTNEY, designs for Cinema including Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent”, Warner Bros’ “Pan”, “The Man from UNCLE”, ”Star Wars” and “Dr Dolittle”

ITS#FIVE

Heather Blake designed for ALBERTA FERRETTI, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, CERRAPINI, MISSONI, CRAIG GREEN and NOUR JENSEN
Matthieu Blazy designed for RAF SIMONS, MAISON MARGIELA, CELINE and CALVIN KLEIN, now Design Director at BOTTEGA VENETA
Nadine Moellenkamp designed for VIKTOR & ROLF and DIESEL
Heaven Tanudiredja designer for DRIES VAN NOTEN, collaborations with CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE
Seksarit Thanaprasittikul designed for CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL
Igor Alustiza designed for ARMANI
Natalia Culebras Cruz Senior Womenswear designer DIOR HOMME
Sara Marini designed for DIESEL, CALVIN KLEIN, now shoe and accessories designer for ANNE DEMEULEMEESTER
Takayuki Tanaka designed for YOHJI YAMAMOTO
Lawrence Guérin designed for LANVIN, LESAGE, CHLOE, BALMAIN, KENZO, now SAINT LAUREN
Daniel Ivarsson designed for DIESEL, ALL SAINTS, WRANGLER and FUGA
James Long Menswear & Womenswear Creative Director ICEBERG
Aitor Throup designed for STONE ISLAND, C.P. COMPANY, UMBRO, G-STAR RAW, art direction for KASABIAN, DAMON ALBARN
Hiroaki Kanai designed for INDITEX now Senior Menswear Designer for ALL SAINTS

ITS#FOUR

David Aliperti designed for LOUIS VUITTON, BELSTAFF and TORY BURCH, now Design Director of Concept for OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Christopher de Vos designed for V. WESTWOOD
Haizhen Wang designed for BOUDICCA, ALL SAINTS, MAX MARA and NIKE
Christoph Froehlich designed for DIESEL and PUMA, now Design Director ADIDAS ORIGINALS
Momoko Hashigami designed for JOHN GALLIANO and ANTONIO MARRAS
Naomi Muramatsu designed for CHLOE’
Ryo Yamada designed for LANVIN and CALVIN KLEIN, now design concept director men’s HILFIGER DENIM
Masha Lamzina designed for JOHN GALLIANO
Yojirou Imasaka photography acquired by San Jose Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mead Art Museum / Amherst College, Carnegie Museum of Art

ITS#THREE

Kiho Kim designed for ANTONIO MARRAS
Hong Bo Li Senior Modeliste for CHRISTIAN DIOR Haute Couture
Christian Boaro designed for DOLCE & GABBANA, GIANFRANCO FERRE’ and MSGM
Tatiana Davidov designed for CAVALLI and EMMANUEL UNGARO
Demna Gvasalia designed for MAISON MARGIELA and LOUIS VUITTON, now Creative Director BALENCIAGA

ITS#TWO

Teppei Sugaya designed for ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, DIESEL, consultancy for YKK, now designer at SUPERGA “Artifact” collection and freelance designer and Stylist for MYAR
Kelly Konings Designed for H&M
Slobodan Mihajlovic designed for VETEMENTS, PETER PILOTTO, ROBERTO CAVALLI, ALBERTA FERRETTI, now ERMANNO SCERVINO
Arunabh Sharma designed for CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE, VERSACE, NINA RICCI, BARBARA BUI

ITS#ONE

Daniele Controversio designed for DIESEL, GURU, REPLAY and ARMANI, now Men & Women Design Director at TRUSSARDI
Yuliati Soeprajitno designed for CARVEN, ISABEL MARANT, CHLOÉ
Erik Jan Frenken designed for ALBERTA FERRETTI , VIKTOR & ROLF
Elisa Grazioli designed for WOOLRICH, now Woman Designer for WP LAVORI IN CORSO
Fabrizio Talia designed for GALLIANO, DIOR, MOSCHINO, DOLCE & GABBANA, ROSSELLA JARDINI and ANTONIO MARRAS
Kyoko Iwase designed for GIVENCHY, now Senior Jewelry designer for ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Martine Jarlgaard designed for V. WESTWOOD RED LABEL, ALL SAINTS and DIESEL
Marino d’Alonzo designed for CAVALLI, MARIELLA BURANI and VALENTINO GARAVANI