The International Talent Support (ITS) emerging designer competition, like many other events, has been forced to postpone its 2020 edition due to the uncertainty and travel difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for July 17. ITS, set up in 2002 by Barbara Franchin, will instead be held in Trieste, Italy, on October 23, right after the end of the annual Fashion, Photography, and Accessories Festival at Hyères, France.
“All of this, which means continuity and security for us, takes on new meaning and new value today. The cooperation and support of our local community and partners, as well as the extraordinary resilience demonstrated by the talented designers who chose to take part in the 2020 edition, and by the ITS team, have a more profound meaning and impact on our project and on each one of us in the present circumstances,” said Franchin in a press release.
The 18th edition of ITS chose “responsible creativity” as its theme, adopting the slogan ‘Here we belong’. The event relies on the support of main sponsors like OTB, Swatch, Italian coffee maker Illy, Lotto, and Allianz Italy.