Since 1895, Swarovski has enjoyed rewarding partnerships with design luminaries from a variety of industries: jewelry; fashion accessories and textiles; architecture and interiors; consumer electronics and packaging.
International Talent Support (ITS) is a unique awards platform for launching and supporting emerging design talent around the world. The annual competition, judged by a panel of global experts in their fields, takes place in Trieste, Italy. With prizes awarded in Fashion, Accessories, Jewelry (sponsored by Swarovski), and Artwork, it offers young designers visibility and opportunity to further their careers. The 2014 competition focused on the theme, ‘Lucid Dreams’, requiring participants to creatively explore the space between their waking and sleeping lives, and delve into a world of mysterious hidden fantasies.
The panel for ITS 2014 included Ute Schumacher, Vice President Design Center Headquarters (Swarovski Professional); Céline Cousteau, founder of CauseCentric Productions; Manish Arora, member of the French Federation of Fashion and ex-creative director of Paco Rabanne; and Vicki Sarge, founder of Erickson Beamon who recently launched the jewelry brand VICKISARGE.