LCF graduates have been triumphant in the accessories and jewellery categories for the 4th year in a row at the International Talent Support (ITS) awards:
Benjamin John Hall has won the YKK AWARD with a prize of €10,000 and the possibility of promotional advertising. The award was judged on the designer’s ability to enhance an accessory or artwork in an original and technically advanced way by using a YKK fastening system and the production of the finalist’s design should highlight the combination of functional meaning with an element of beauty.
Benjamin graduated in 2003 with a degree in footwear.
Ana Rajcevic has won Accessories Collection Of The Year with a prize of € 8,000, returning to ITS 2013 to be in the jury. Offered by EVE the prize of €8,000 is to be put towards the creation of a new accessories collection of at least 5 pieces which will be presented to the press and public at the next edition in 2013. In addition Ana’s new collection will be exhibited during the ModAmont September 2012 show and featured in the show’s catalogue and website.
Ana graduated in 2012 from MA Fashion Artefact.
Victoria graduated in 2008 from BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear.
Xiao Zi Yang won the Swarovski Elements Jewellery Award with a prize of €10,000 and a six month internship. The goal of the Swarovski Elements project “ITS JEWELLERY” is to create new, wearable pieces of crystal jewellery using Swarovski Elements, with a mix of materials inspired by ethnical influences.
Xiao graduated in 2012 from MA Fashion Artefact.
ITS aims to give visibility, support and a voice to young talent from every corner of the earth and offer the chance to liberate creativity through financial opportunities, work placements and occasions to have their work shown to a jury made up of real experts. ITS is comprised of 3 competitions ITS Fashion, ITS Accessories, ITS Jewellery.
The jury is made up of some of the most important fashion designers, accessories designers, photographers, opinion leaders and journalists in the world, including Viktor&Rolf - Fashion designers, Hilary Alexander - Fashion Director The Daily Telegraph, Bruno Collin - Artistic Director DIESEL and Sarah Williams – LCF alumna and Winner of “Accessories Collection of the Year” at ITS#NINE.