The Museum of Art in fashion in Trieste is dedicated to young, emerging fashion global talents. It is based on the selection of the International Talent Support (ITS) competition that is run every year in Trieste. Many famous names like Demna Gvasalia, creative director at Balenciaga or Matthieu Blazy, creative director at Bottega Veneta took part in this competition. It is a great opportunity for young talents to introduce yourself to the industry.
The first exhibition 20 years of contemporary fashion evolution is curated by fashion historian Olivier Saillard. It is thematically divided in visual styles sections; ”lyrical abstractions”, ”expressionists”, ”neo futurists”, ”raw and singular art”, ”new folklore”, ”self-portraits”, ”free representations”, ”accessories & jewellery”. Mikio Sakabe, Olesya Serchenko, Yong Kyun Shin, Heaven Tanudiredja, Aitor Throup, Cheng Zong Yu, Carolin Holzhuber, Daniele Controversio, Nicolas Di Felice, Mark Goldenberg, Demna Gvasalia, Chau Har Lee, Margherita Abi-Hanna, Shilpa Chavan, Yun Sun Jang, Hazuki Katagai, Asumi Maeda, Masaki Shimizu, Takahiro Ueno and many other young designers showcased their vision of contemporary fashion. Different approach and influences, different signatures but all visually interesting.
ITS Arcademy The Museum of Art in Trieste showcases the creativity of young, emerging fashion talents from around the world. It serves as a platform for the International Talent Support (ITS) competition held annually in Trieste. Renowned figures such as Demna Gvasalia, creative director at Balenciaga, and Matthieu Blazy, creative director at Bottega Veneta and many others have participated in this prestigious competition. For aspiring designers, it presents a remarkable opportunity to make their mark in the industry. ITS launched in 2002 and they preserve a collection of each finalist.
The inaugural exhibition, titled "20 Years of Contemporary Fashion Evolution," which is running until 2/4/2024 is curated by fashion historian Olivier Saillard. The exhibition is thematically organized into distinct visual style sections, including "lyrical abstractions," "expressionists," "neo futurists," "raw and singular art," "new folklore," "self-portraits," "free representations," and "accessories & jewellery." Notable designers like Mikio Sakabe, Olesya Serchenko, Yong Kyun Shin, Heaven Tanudiredja, Aitor Throup, Cheng Zong Yu, Carolin Holzhuber, Daniele Controversio, Nicolas Di Felice, Mark Goldenberg, Demna Gvasalia, Chau Har Lee, Margherita Abi-Hanna, Shilpa Chavan, Yun Sun Jang, Hazuki Katagai, Asumi Maeda, Masaki Shimizu, and Takahiro Ueno, among others, have showcased their unique visions of contemporary fashion. This captivating exhibition showcases a blend of deconstructed layering, sculptural shapes, and an intriguing mix of colors. The designers incorporate traditional ethnic fabrics alongside high-tech materials, resulting in a fascinating juxtaposition. Conceptual distortion and artistic edginess permeate the collection, making it truly interesting.
The designs emanate from limitless creativity, unrestricted by the functionality of conventional attire. As a result, the majority of the models transcend the realm of fashion, transforming into ready-made objects imbued with artistic significance. This approach epitomizes contemporary fashion, where the body is creatively designed with fluid boundaries that blur the distinctions between fashion and art. Although each designer brings different ideas and influences to their work, they all share a captivating visual appeal.. Witnessing such potent creativity captured within various visual frames instills a resolute belief that the realm of fashion will continuously progress with innovative designs, defying any notions of reaching a creative plateau.