On the one hand creative Archive and exhibition space and on the other Academy and training center, ITS Arcademy – Museum of Art in Fashion is the first museum of contemporary fashion in Italy, which chose Trieste to open its new exhibition space.
Its Arcademy has its roots in the archive of ITS Contest, the international competition for young designers created in 2002: the ITS Foundation has preserved a piece of the collection of each finalist. From the many years of experience of this competition the innovative project ITS Arcademy was born, a unique reality in the Italian scene with the mission of preserving and making contemporary fashion available. It is a reality that not only enhances Trieste, but the entire museum dimension on a national scale.
On 18th April 2023 ITS Arcademy inaugurates its own exhibition space in Trieste with “The First Exhibition – 20 years of contemporary fashion evolution”, curated by Olivier Saillard, one of the most important curators and historians of fashion and former director of the Palais Galliera in Paris.
The exhibition highlights the evolution of contemporary fashion over the past two decades, exploring the creative genius of some of the most talented contemporary fashion designers such as Demna from Balenciaga or Matthieu Blazy from Bottega Veneta. Organized into six sections, each telling a universal theme or artistic current, The First Exhibition is a journey into the behind-the-scenes history of contemporary fashion, into the untold history of this world.
In the new exhibition space of ITS Arcademy, located on the fourth floor of the magnificent historic building of the former Cassa di Risparmio di Trieste in the heart of the city, you can see almost 100 garments, accessories, jewelry, photographs and creative projects by contemporary designers from all over the world!
For more information about the exhibition and to book your visit: https://itsweb.org/exhibitions/the-first-exhibition/?lang=it
When: From 18th April 2023 to 4th February 2024
Opening hours: From Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entrance at 17:00)
Where: Via della Cassa di Risparmio 10, Trieste
“A growing cultural and social resource that recounts the evolution of contemporary fashion through the first creations of designers who went on to re-shape the fashion industry”
“1400 square meters open to all, to cultivate creativity, be inspired and experiment”
“The first fashion museum entirely dedicated to the most contemporary forms and expressions of our age”
(Olivier Saillard – ITS Arcademy)