Together with the fashion competition that is the core of ITS (International Talent Support), ITS#ACCESSORIES completes the spectrum highlighting the most creative young talents in fashion with a dedicated contest for all accessories design graduates and young accessories designers.
Eligible entrants include college students in their last year of a fashion/accessory Design course (BA or MA), who will graduate in 2009 as fashion/accessory Designers; fashion/accessory design graduates; and, young talents not in possession of a diploma in fashion or fashion accessories design, yet who work as fashion accessories designers.
This competition is organized in partnership with YKK, a leading multinational company in fastenings that strongly believes in supporting creativity. The accessories competition allows YKK to explore all of the out-of-the-ordinary creations that can be produced with their fastenings.
Finalists will compete for three awards. The winner of Accessories Collection of the Year will receive 10,000 Euro (currently $12,984.48 USD) and will be asked to create a new accessories collection to be presented at ITS#NINE. The winner of the YKK Award will receive 10,000 Euro and a professional photographer will shoot an image of the winning YKK accessory to be used for promotional purposes. The winner of the "CRYSTALLIZED Accessories Award" will receive 5,000 Euro.
With the launch of the new edition of ITS comes the opening of enrollment in the accessories competition. The deadline to enroll is 25 March 2009. Visit the site to learn the details and to download entry forms.