6 truly talented winners for ITS International Talent Support Award 2019

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Always one step ahead in the research of the new talents of fashion and accessories design, once again International Talent Support surprises us by selecting and rewarding the most genuine creatives of the next generation. ITS Award 2019 is an open window on the future, offering us a new perspective on a more sustainable, fluid and sincerely true world. Here the 6 winner of this famous fashion competition.

ITS International Talent Support Award is always an unmissable appointments for who wants to discover what’s new in fashion. The fashion contest, organized since the last 18 years by Barbara Franchin and the agency EVE, thanks to its international scope and renowned relevance, every year attracts the most talented designers from all over the world. This time partecipated more than 800 just graduated students and emerging designers from over 80 different countries.
Barbara Franchin
Their creative proposals will enrich the already important archive of ITS Arcademy, the new-born space in Trieste dedicated to fashion archives, educational training and exhibitions. A collection of 18000 portfolios, with all the outfits and accessories created by the finalists from the beginning of the contest until today. 
ITS Archive
The inspirational theme of this year, “Sincerely True”, was developed by all the finalists in different ways. What emerged by the hundreds of portfolios arrived in the headquarter of EVE agency, is a new point of view on the nature of humanity, no more divided into genders and classes, but fluid and sincerely worried about the future of our planet.
“Sincerely True”, the inspirational theme of ITS Award 2019
It was an hard work for the jury, formed by important professionals of the sector, fashion journalists, headhunters and designers, to select the winners among 27 really talented finalists. But yesterday evening at Magazzino 42 in Trieste, after a special exhibition and the final fashion show, the winners were finally announced.

The pre-selection moments of ITS Award 2019

The winners of ITS Award 2019

The moment of the award ceremony of ITS International Talent Support Award 2019at Magazzino 42 in Trieste
DAOYUAN DING, coming from Royal College of Art, with his menswear collection won the ITS Award offered by Allianz with Pitti Immagine Tutoring & Consulting, consisting in a cash prize of € 15000, 12 months of mentorship by Pitti Immagine and the possibility to showcase his collection at Pitti Uomo. Then he won also the Tomorrow Entrepreneurial Creativity Award offered by Tomorrow. with the possibility of showcasing his collection in the important Tomorrow Le Palais Showroom in Paris.
CORRINA GOUTOS, from the Savannah College of Art and Design, for the strong sustainable principles of her jewelry collection won the ITS Sustainability Award, consisting in a cash prize of € 3000, and also the Special Mention by Vogue Talents, with the possibility of being featured on the Vogue Talents’ website, in the SN channels and with a video interview.
ANNALIESE GRIFFITH-JONES, coming from the Parsons School of Fashion, with her womenswear collection won the OTB Award, consisting in a cash prize of € 10000 plus the possibility to collaborate with one of the brands of the OTB Group.
RAFAEL KOUTO, coming from the Sandeberg Instituut,  with his menswear collection won the Diesel Award, consisting in a cash prize of € 10000 and 6 months of internship at Diesel HQ Italy offered by OTB Group. But also the Lotto Sport Award, consisting in 3-months internship at Lotto Sport Italia, plus the possibility to realize a capsule collection of apparel or shoes with the brand.
JIAEN CAI, coming from Royal College of Art, with his collection won the ITS Fashion@Work by Illy Award, consisting in a cash prize of € 10000 offered by Illy Caffè.
MOON HUSSAIN, from Central Saint Martins, won the CNMI Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Award, consisting in a cash prize of € 5000, and also the COIN Excelsior Award, consisting in a Coin gift card of € 3000 to spend in the store.

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