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Italian Fashion Talent Awards 2018: the 3rd edition of the contest is coming!

Are you a young fashion designer or stylist? Well, you must not miss out on such an important occasion then: the nominations for the IFTAWARD contest are officially open, to select the best 100 young aspiring stylists and designers from all over Italy, and they will take place in Salerno from 22 to 25 November 2018 .

The Italian Fashion Talent Awards, now in its 3rd edition, has in fact already become a nationwide reference point for young emerging designers, a meeting place between professionals and young talents, a space of high visibility that offers great opportunities for participants who, once again this year, will challenge each other with their own creations.


Project for the development of the fashion industry and tourist attraction for the city of Salerno, IFTAWARD is the perfect meeting place between supply and demand, old and new, fashion history and innovation, all while focusing on young designers, guaranteeing them space and attention. An event that rewards talent and creativity, gives space to meetings with buyers, international companies and involves big names of fashion made in Italy.

The aim is to promote, stimulate and give visibility to young Italian designers and their ideas, spreading the culture of research and innovation in the field of fashion design. In this way, IFTAWARD intends to break down the barriers that make it difficult for young Italian talent to get visibility, shortening the distances that very often separate those who design fashion from those who could actually produce it. A stage of opportunities that can offer professional recognition and gratify talent.


Young people who want to participate in the kermesse will live important training moments through workshops, meetings with established designers, fashion companies, international buyers and talent scouts. The event is also a constructive space open also to the teachers of the Academies and Higher Institutes that orbit in the world of fashion design, and a moment for a useful exchange of contacts for future partnerships aimed at the growth of the sector.

Everything will find the right conclusion in the final evening of the competition, the true focus of the event, when the fashion show will be held. Hosted by show personalities in an exceptional location equipped in every detail, which can accommodate even three thousand people, the kermesse becomes an important moment of fashion and entertainment, an exceptional stage that will put young people and their creations at the center.

The 100 nominated designers will have the opportunity to attend 4 days of meetings, workshops and training activities with professionals of the fashion industry and international buyers, making IFTAWARDS a real creative factory that generates concrete employment opportunities. The participants will have at their disposal 3,500 square meters of installations, 40 models, and will present their creations in front of 2,500 guests, numbers that will be the strong credentials to ensure the success of a unique event in Southern Italy.

Fundamental to the Italian Fashion Talent Awards created by Jannelli Communication is the collaboration with Confartigianato Salerno, which this year comprehends also Confartigianato Imprese, the largest network of Italian artisan companies with 1215 operational sites, in a joint venture signed with IFTAWARDS.

The event will also be followed by the most important online and offline media, among which us of Madeinitalyfor.me, which will offer the opportunity that was missing to young designers to talk with the creations that most represent them, through video, columns and articles dedicated to the event.

Per poter concorrere e sfilare sulla passerella nella serata conclusiva del contest, occorre iscriversi, realizzare la bozza del look e soprattutto lasciarsi ispirare dalla propria creatività per dare forma al tema di quest’anno: “Anima”.

In order to compete and run on the catwalk in the final evening of the contest, you need to register, realize the draft of the look and above all be inspired by your creativity to give shape to this year’s theme: “Soul“.

The call for applications can be downloaded directly on the website www.iftawards.it and expires on 21 September 2018.
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  • 22/11 WE ARE READY – Presentation of the IFTAWARDS calendar and the event with a fancy happening
  • 23/11 DESIGNERS – The young designers reach IFTAWARDS, then after the fitting a welcome soirée
  • 24/11 JOB MEETING – Exhibition of jobs in the job meeting with buyers and companies, exchange of contacts
  • 25/11 FINAL CATWALK – Final catwalk and award ceremony, in a perfect location the winner will be decided

The event is organized by Jannelli Communication in collaboration with Confartigianato Imprese, the sponsoring body.

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