Giulio Dambrosi

TURNING ITS ARCADEMY INTO REALITY

Mikio Sakabe, JapanFinalist, ITS 2006 – Fashion The grey formality of a three-dimensional metropolitan landscape on the outside. A bi-dimensional colorful explosion of manga fantasy on the inside. He created Coconogacco fashion school in Tokyo with former ITS finalist Yoshikazu Yamagata. A school by ITS finalists, producing countless ITS finalists…

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A letter from Cecilia Dean

A message from Cecilia Dean, founder of the iconic conceptual publication Visionaire, returning in the jury in 2007 for the ITS PHOTO contest, the photography branch of ITS.

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Matthieu Blazy backstage

Matthieu Blazy carrying shoe boxes for his collection in the backstage of ITS FIVE in 2006. Matthieu would meet – unaware – Raf Simons at the event, the beginning of a life-long friendship and collaboration that would trigger his career and take him to head design positions at Margiela, Céline, Calvin Klein and Bottega Veneta

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Miren Arzalluz in the archive

Miren Arzalluz, Director of the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Museum of Fashion, enjoying her time while she browses portfolios in the ITS Creative Archive as a member of the ITS 2019 Jury

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Beautiful portfolios

The marvellous hand drawings, paired with her German sense of organisation: a terrific example of a portfolio balanced between art and the ability to present everything clearly. Her menswear… the innocence of childhood or the conformism of adulthood? Brilliant…

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ITS ARCADEMY IS COMING!

Kristian Guerra, ItalyFinalist, ITS 2011 – Fashion Amazing puffer outerwear, a decade before Moncler Genius!! Now back to these roots: “Ice Surface Temperature” together with his sister Laura (former print & pattern designer for McQueen and Prada)

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Walls coming down, dreams coming true

Tearing down a wall, such a powerful symbol. Of expanding horizons, of a fresh start, of erasing barriers and borders. Of inclusivity. ITS Arcademy is finally coming to life, bringing new life to these spaces!

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Scouting Tour memories

Hogeschool Antwerpen interview list from our 2008 scouting travels. Beautiful handwriting of Art professor Yvonne de Cock, our notes on each name. Glenn Martens, founder of Y/3 Project and Creative Director of Diesel, is on the list.

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THE ARK OF CREATIVITY

Liam Evans, UKFinalist, ITS 2009 – Fashion Still remember when he arrived from the UK for ITS. Italy became his home, he has worked at Diesel ever since. Even modeled for ITS once, in 2010, for Niels Peeraer’s collection.

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Treasures of ITS Arcademy

2002 portfolio by Fabrizio Talia. A memory of lost love, from a talented mind fighting to preserve fashion’s true legacy

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