Design-A-Bag competition 2022


Design-A-Bag (DAB) competition 2022 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.

Last Year's Winning Design: 





Design Direction: 
Please select a colour story and use genuine leather in your design.
Competition Theme:

APLF Fall-Winter Colour & Material Trends 2022/23

1/ Leather, what else? The world is changing, go sustainable and use natural materials

2/ Colours celebrate and glorify the FW season Design with one of the Fall-Winter 2022/23 colour stories, each story presents a unique range of shades and tones

3/ Materials amplify and display the dichotomy between technology and craftsmanship Textured, tactile, techy and trendy, the materials complement the colours and bring the Fall-Winter 2022/23 bag design to life
Who can join?
  • 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 & METCHA promotion
  • USD 500 cash prize
  • 4-week bag design course at Arsutoria School, Milan valued at USD 4,200
  • One-year subscription to
  • Editorial Exposure on &
Deadline competition:
February 14th 2022 – 16.00 hours (UTC time)
To subscribe, preview trends and for more colour and material reference, you can go to the sample room of APLF, an online sourcing platform to gain inspiration for your bag design.



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