- FashionUnited |
Last month marked the 16th edition of the annual International Talent Support Awards (ITS), that provides a creative platform for up and coming young talents in fashion, artwork, accessories and jewelry. This year, ITS received over 900 creative projects submitted from 80 different countries, and showcased the 30 selected finalists at the event.
The big winner this year, taking home the event’s namesake award was British designer, Eleanor McDonald, who along with the award, will receive 15,000 euros (13,000 Pounds), a 12-month mentorship, and will present a collection at January 2019 Pitti Uomo.
The rest of the finalists were not overlooked: Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen received The Swatch award which came with 10,000 Euros and a 6-month working experience with the brand for which the award is named. Emma Chopova, Laurena Lowena and TingTingZhang, were all given the OTB Award, which granted them 10,000 euros (8,850 GBP) and the chance to run an internship in any of the group's brands. Tula Coker went home with three awards, including the ITS Time for Coffee award, Vogue Talent Special Mention, and the Diesel Award, which includes a 6-month Diesel internship.
Click through to view some of the winners and their collections from the ITS Awards
Photo: Eleanor McDonald, credit FashionUnited