ITS 2018, International Talent Support, is now in the 16th year! Ready to gather a new generation of creativity in Trieste on 27 June 2018, the initiative has just announced the shortlists for the various categories, including Accessories, Jewellery, Fashion and Artwork. 

 ITS 2018 features 900 portfolios from 80 countries is a global network of 150 schools from 72 countries. We're proud to announce that Po Chieh Chiu, alumni of Graduate Fashion Week 2017 has been shortlisted under the fashion section, for awards and partnerships offered by ITS! The Swarovski International Catwalk Award Winner from 2017 and mentee in the Protege Project, Po Chieh Chiu has previously interned at Jason Wu, and is set to embark on an exciting career in the industry. 

Po Chieh Chiu was selected alongside other talented emerging designers, including Tolu Cooker, who was recently shortlisted for the ASOS Fashion Discovery Award. The graduate of Shih Chien University in Taiwan, showcased a collection of red hued menswear designs during our International show, which featured schools from around the world, including The New School Parsons in New York and Accademia Costume & Moda in Italy. 

 The full shortlist for fashion can be found below!

Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen - Finland
Eda - Sriprom Thailand
Filippo Soffiati - Italy
Seiran Tsuno - Japan
Po-Chieh Chiu - Taiwan
Eleanor McDonald - UK
Emma Chopova - America
Laura Lowena - UK
Tolu Coker - UK
By Gao - China
Caroline Hu - China


The prestigious judges, that will select a winner from each category include:


Barbara Franchin – Founder & Director ITS
Bryan Yambao – Fashion Influencer
Angelo Flaccavento – Independent Fashion Critic and Curator
Carlo Giordanetti – Creative Director Swatch International
Valentina Maggi – Director of Design Practice at Floriane de St.


The final winners will be selected and announced on 27th June!