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ITS#TEN is over

ITS#TEN is over 26 July 2011

ITS#TEN, which marks an important milestone in its history of 344 finalists, held the final stage of the competition on 15th-16th of July 2011, in Trieste.

After the pre-selection stage at the end of April 2011, 11 finalists from PHOTO, JEWELRY and FASHION, and 12 finalists from ACCESSORIES were selected for the final stage of ITS.

All the finalists had their enthralling presentations in front of a panel of renowned jury members invited especially for ITS#TEN, culminating in a catwalk show, an exhibition and the award ceremony.

YKK, as the main sponsor of ITS ACCESSORIES, presented the YKK Award, which gives a prize of 10,000 Euro and the promise of future support to the designer who created the most impressive art piece by using YKK products in a truly innovative way.

All the ACCESSORIES finalists submitted works of a very high standard, and so the judge had an extremely difficult choice to make. However, at much thought YKK decided to give the award to Ms. Laura Amstein.

She created a modern bag collection with her own creativity with the idea of functional way of the zipper use, which impresses all the jury members and the guests.

Mr. Kei Kagami, the much respected fashion designer and creative advisor to YKK, handed the award on behalf of YKK.

YKK is now working on a new project with Laura to create a promotional poster.

We are looking forward to discovering new creative and enthusiastic talent at ITS#ELEVEN.

For further information, please visit the ITS official site: www.itsweb.org