Design-A-Bag Competition 2023


2023 Competition Theme:

Modern and Classic

Design a modern bag with genuine leather that becomes classic and iconic in the future.

Design Direction:

1. Leather, what else? Genuine leather must be used…
and can be complemented by other natural or non-leather materials. Get your inspiration from the APLF Fall-Winter Colour and Material Trends 2023/24.

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.

  • 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.
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What is Design-A-Bag Competition?

Design-A-Bag (DAB) Online Competition is the only bag designing event of its kind for designers and design students all over the world.


The competition is part of an initiative by Fashion Access and APLF. The annual event brings together a global design community to the Fashion Access trade fair, this time with a special edition in Dubai. Designers can showcase their creations to the world and exchange design concepts among talents from various cultures and backgrounds.


  • Design Students

  • Freelance Designers


Your chance to win:

  • A free trip to Dubai in 2023 edition to attend events for Design-A-Bag Online Competition
  • Opportunities to be featured in the Leather Naturally social media
  • USD 500 cash prize
  • 5-week bag design course at Arsutoria School, Milan valued at USD 4,900
  • One-year subscription to www.arstrends.com
  • Free access to Trends Guide “ARSUTORIASTUDIO” valued at USD 550
  • Editorial Exposure on www.designaccess-fa.com & www.aplf.com
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