For more than 10 years, International Talent Support has taken place in the beautiful Northern Italian town of Trieste. The event focuses on continuously discovering and supporting fashion and accessory designers, and has previously worked with Mark Fast, Peter Pilotto, Aitor Throup, James Long and Astrid Andersen, amongst others. Now in its 13th year, the creative platform and fashion contest directed by Barbara Franchin retruns stronger than ever, handing out cash prizes amounting to almost €100,000 to the lucky finalists, as well as a range of lucrative job opportunities.
We are excited to be return to Trieste for a second year where our very own Marie Schuller will represent SHOWstudio on the fashion jury. Also judging the 10 fashion design finalists will be Style Bubble's Susie Lau, Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni, Floriane de Saint Pierre, and Diesel Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti who will award a €25,000 cash prize plus a 6-month internship with Diesel's Creative Team.
Although not present in Trieste, SHOWstudio's director Nick Knight will still be casting his vote! In addition to his jury services, Knight will award a special SHOWstudio prize to his chosen finalist; a fashion film of the winner's collection.
Stay tuned to hear news from the event and details of the winner announcement tomorrow evening!