1. Your design must be an A3 sized document, and include the following:

  • Front view in colour sketch (compulsory)
  • One other view in colour sketch
  • A technical drawing with scaled measurement
  • Present the material swatch(es) and colour story

2. For the sake of fairness, NO participant/ company/ institute name should appear on your drawing or else your submission will be disqualified.


All submissions must STRICTLY follow the layout required by the organisers to be qualified. Unqualified entries will not be assessed by the judges.

Image Format: JPEG Image – 300 dpi – RGB
Image Size:
A3 Landscape: 420mm (W) x 297mm (H)
File Size:
Maximum 2 MB

2024 THEME:

From casual Unisex to extravagant today’s life: “to appear today is to exist in the eyes of the others .”

In Fashion World, we have seen the rising trend for genderless designs, allowing consumers to dress outside of one’s gender. Popularly labeled as androgynous fashion, it is veering away from traditional gender labels. over the last few decades we’ve seen women taking inspiration from men’s fashion. Today, menswear is increasingly influenced by women’s fashion, particularly the bags that are used both by men, women etc.

With gender-neutral or gender-inclusive designs in mind, DAB 2024 challenges designers to create the ultimate genderless bag, with leather as its main material. It will be a bag whose form and function will appeal to any and every gender.

Design Direction:

  1. Leather, what else? Genuine leather must be used…
    and can be complemented by other natural or non-leather materials.

  2. Look for inspirations and fashion indicators from archives to explore iconic bag designs for the future. Break the existing rules that had navigated us in the past years. Discover new materials and structures for your bag design. Check out the APLF Fall-Winter 2024/25 Material Trends for inspiration.
  • Participants are welcome to submit more than 1 design.
  • The same design is not allowed to be submitted more than once.
  • The Judges will choose the top 30 entries from all the submissions. The entries will be posted on Facebook for the public to vote for their online favourite design. 3 finalists will be chosen for the Final Judging Ceremony.


Complete the online submission form and upload your design. If you are submitting more than one design, you must repeat the submission process for each separate entry.

* Please make sure your entry fulfils the requirements before submitting it to the e-platform. 

Should you submit the same design more than once, your entry will be disqualified.