In times such as we are, it’s the next generation that needs a leg up, and as such the annual International Talent Support competition has never seemed more worthy.
Recently held in Trieste, Italy, the contest is now in its 8th year. Split into three, the event encourages talent from across the globe in fields of fashion, photography and accessory design.
Previous ITS fashion winners include Belgian couturier, Cathy Pill; British menswear designer, Aitor Throup; Peter Pilotto and last year’s Mark Fast – all making names for themselves with their own lines.

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A piece form Maria Lavigina's jewelry collection sets the tone. Click to see our pick of the best ten from this year's burgeoning creative talent
The judging panel is equally impressive, with representatives from Margiela, Vogue Italy and Visionaire as well as established photographers and designers such as Sarah Moon and Raf Simons.
The grand cru Fashion prize has been sponsored by Diesel since its inception, and stands at €50,000. More recently, Japanese zip manufacturer, YKK have become involved in the Accessories prize, and Mini Cooper for Photography.