Noa, Justin and Olivia complete their projects and receive feedback from their supporting partners. We finally see their creations and complete this creative journey, flying back to where it all began and where new seeds are sown, to grow our dreams.
Noa Baruch meets with Diesel Creative Director Glenn Martens - a designer she has admired and loved for many years - to look at the prototype and final advice on detail refinement. It is a dream come true for her to develop this project at Diesel HQ and to receive professional feedback from someone she has looked up to for so long.
Justin Smith talks about details with Carlo Giordanetti - Management Swatch International, CEO Swatch Art Peace Hotel - the silversmithing for the top hat frame and the production of a lifecast of himself to shape a mannequin to wear the hat. The installation interacts with viewers and references Swatch by including a clock mechanism.
For Allianz, insuring the future of its customers is fundamental and sustainability is key to this process. Which is why they challenged Olivia Rubens to imagine the future of sustainability in fashion. During a conversation with ITS Arcademy Director Barbara Franchin we discover the difficulties she came up against while finalising the production of her outfit.
We can appreciate their completed projects. Noa and Justin fly to Trieste, Italy, to shoot them at Azimut Studio with photographer Massimo Gardone. Olivia organises a studio photoshoot letting us video a sneak peek with her camera.
The web series ends with our Building The Ark muse facing a waterfall (Fontanone di Goriuda in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region) receiving a seed which represents the birth of a new dream called ITS Arcademy.
Building The Ark INSIGHTS, the backstories from our Building The Ark web series.
In the insight of Episode 6 "JOURNEY" we're introduced to Tomasz Donocik, celebrated jewellery designer and former ITS finalist collaborating with Justin for his project Building The Ark.
We also find out about "Utopia", the concept developed for the 15th edition of ITS held in 2016 (the surreal and quasi-psychedelical space our muse travels through in episode 6).
We get to know more about Post Carbon Lab and the bacterial coating that is applied onto Olivia Rubens' outfit, turning it into a living organism with photosynthetic / pollution-filtering properties.
Noa Baruch, Justin Smith and Olivia Rubens begin to close in on the final realisation of their pieces. Study, develop, experiment are key in unleashing creativity and in this episode we will be spectators.
Noa is transitioning from her two-dimensional sketches to the three-dimensional prototypes, developing tests and solving problems along the way. Justin is receiving ITS Family support from acclaimed jewellery designer and past finalist Tomasz Donocik for the development of the silver parts of his headwear piece. Olivia is applying the bacterial coating that will apply photosynthesis to her outfit turning it green (from all points of view).
As the projects come closer and closer to their completion, magical plants will guide us through an inner journey to discover the link to our final destination
Building The Ark INSIGHTS: get to know all the backstories of Building The Ark. The prequels, the people, the spoilers, the buzz!
In the insight of Episode 5 of our BTA web series we step inside the Headquarters of ITS, located in the same building where ITS Arcademy will be, and we get to know Trieste, a small city on the Adriatic coast of Italy, far from the usual beaten paths of fashion, which has always been the home of ITS.
This is where ITS staff perpetually works to analyse, catalog and preserve all the portfolios collected in 20 years. The portfolios are central to the history of ITS and they go from wildly artistic to pragmatically technical.
Finally, this insight presents the amazing photo project currently in progress by Azimut Studio with photographer Massimo Gardone, which will be premiered during the online event in November 2021.
Our 3 designers receive feedback on their proposals and share their thoughts and goals.
Like guardian angels, invisible to the naked eye but perceptible to the soul, we will visit the places and connect with the people making ITS Arcademy a reality.
Working with the design team at DIESEL HQ's, in Italy, Noa will be profoundly exploring the concept of FAMILY. In this episode we will be taken into her creative process, her source of inspirations and see her tools of the trade.
Under the supervision of Dieselâs Creative Director Glenn Martens, she is developing stereo 3d denim that is versatile, unisex and adjustable, inspired by items from the Diesel archive.
As our adventure continues, we will see through the eyes of days long gone for a glimpse of atmospheres and stories of the past.
Building The Ark INSIGHTS: get to know all the backstories of Building The Ark.
The prequels, the people, the spoilers, the buzz!
Episode 1 INSIGHT: Olivia, Justin, Noa and ITS, International Talent Support
Noa, Justin and Olivia. Three fashion designers working on three concepts to create amazing pieces of art.
Get to know them, see their faces, visit their places of work. Discover how they are preparing for this journey.
Meanwhile another journey is beginning, wakening up from 2020 directly in 2021, an adventure that will take us through the past, the present and the future of ITS.
OTHER DESIGNERS IN THE SERIES
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT
International Talent Support was launched in 2002 and throughout its 19-year history it has developed into the most highly recognized platform to showcase & support the strongest young talents on the planet. Most importantly, it created an ever-growing family supporting creativity, like branches on a tree growing in different directions, yet nurtured by the same roots. It has built an impressive Creative Archive, a unique collection tracing the history of fashion evolution. Many of the 630 finalists were selected by top fashion brands where they now hold key positions, or have successfully developed their own lines.
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ABOUT ITS ARCADEMY
The magic of an archive collection holding 18.000 portfolio, over 325 outfits, 152 accessories, 103 jewelry and over 700 photo projects, is at the heart of Arcademy, leading to exhibition spaces dedicated to the Permanent Collection and temporary exhibits; articulating into multifunctional rooms and workshops: a concentration of knowhow and learning, of what could be and what already is. A panorama of projects that are not just to be viewed but narrate the creative process where they came from and their story. A trove of primary materials and repurposed materials to tell new stories, always selected with care and attention to environmental impact.
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