ITS#TEN Pre-selection

ITS#TEN Pre-selection 05 May 2011

YKK is the main sponsor of the accessories section of ITS (International Talent Support), the renowned competition for designers held annually in Trieste, Italy.

This year’s competition has now reached the pre-selection stage. At the end of April, Kei Kagami, who acts as a consultant to the YKK EMEA Group, together with two other YKK staff, attended the ITS pre-selection meeting. Together with other jurors, they selected the finalists for the accessory and fashion areas.
Over 1,200 portfolios, coming from 270 schools and 87 nations flooded the offices of EVE, the agency responsible for the creation and organisation of the event.

Here are the finalists who will fly to Trieste, Italy, on 15 and 16 July for the Finals:

- Shaun Samson, American, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
- Jantine van Peski, Dutch, Hogeschool Antwerpen
- Tabitha Osler, Canadian, Hogeschool Antwerpen
- Amélie Marciasini, Swedish, Royal College of Art
- Fah Chakshuvej, Thai, Royal College of Art
- Ruth Green, British, Royal College of Art
- Sol Ahn, South Korean, Royal College of Art
- Niran Avisar, Israel, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
- Kristian Guerra, Italian, Università IUAV di Venezia - Corso di Laurea in Design della Moda
- Harald Lunde Helgesen, Norwegian, Fashion Designer
- Kevin Kramp, American, Fashion Designer

- Dinu Bodiciu. Romanian, London College of Fashion
- Chan Jung Kim, South Korean, London College of Fashion
- Netta Makkonen, Finnish, London College of Fashion
- Kat Marks, Canadian, London College of Fashion
- Oliver Ruuger, Estonian, London College of Fashion
- Laura Amstein, British, Royal College of Art
- Anna Shwamborn, German, Royal College of Art
- Paul Stafford, British, Royal College of Art
- Larisza Pasztircsak & Orsoyla Poppre, Hungarians, Accessories Designers
- Zuzana Serbak, Slovakian, Accessories Designer
- Jarah Stoop, Dutch, Accessories Designer

- Stefano Cuscito, Italian, I.S.I.A. Roma
- Hanwen Shen, Chinese, London College of Fashion
- Raluca Grada, Romanian, Royal College of Art
- Sarah Vedel Hurtigkarl, Danish, Royal College of Art
- Arnaud Zill, Swiss, The Geneva University of Art and Design - HEAD
- Shilpa Chavan, Indian, Jewelry Designer
- Sarah Cho, South Korean, Jewelry Designer
- Tine De Ruysser, Belgian, Jewelry Designer
- Ting G, Chinese, Jewelry Designer
- Karina Maizler, Israeli, Jewelry Designer
- Sharon Vaizer, Israeli, Jewelry Designer

- Takashi Kawashima, Japanese, Tokyo Polytechnic University
- Nika Kupyrova, Czech Photographer
- Yijun Liao, Chinese Photographer
- Michelle Arcila, American Photographer
- Magdalena Kmiecik, Polish, Hogeschool Antwerpen
- Hannah Laycock, Scottish Photographer
- Raphael Verona & Thomas Rousset, French Photographers
- Nikita Pirogov, Russian Photographer
- Gerardo Vizmanos, Spanish Photographer
- Tristan Cai, Singaporean, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Fashion Studies

Congratulation to all the finalists and good luck in the final stage!

For further information, please find on www.itsweb.org, at the following link: