Design-A-Bag (DAB) Competition 2022 – Overall Winner announced!

The Design-A-Bag Competition 2022 Final Judging Ceremony successfully took place on 31st March during APLF Dubai 2022. The judging panel selected Amara, designed by Neil Bryan Capistrano from Philippines, as this year’s overall winner. Neil will receive a 5-week bag design course in Milan valued at USD 4,900 with USD 1,000 accommodation allowance at the prestigious Arsutoria School as the final prizes. Congratulations to Neil!


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.

Stay tuned for DAB 2023, which will open for applications in September 2022!


  • Design Students

  • Freelance Designers


Your chance to win:

  • A free trip to Dubai in 2022 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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