27 June 2019

Design-A-Bag Press Release - Winners Announcement 2019

Design-A-Bag Online Competition is pleased to announce the winners of 2019. The judging panel consists of representatives from Barneys New York, Giordano, Jayne Fashion Consultancy, The Arsutoria School, Edizioni AF, OO Agency Paris, 112 mountainyam and Mary & Marie.


“Across” designed by Iris Krantsiveer of Estonia won the Best Overall Design out of the 3 finalists who received a 4-week bag design course in Milan valued at USD 4,200 with USD 1,000 accommodation allowance at the prestigious Arsutoria School on top of the final prizes.


Iris Krantsiveer, Estonia



Three finalists were invited to Hong Kong to attend Design-A-Bag Online Competition events held in March with USD 500 cash prize plus one-year subscription to www.arstrends.com.


Macro x Micro
Hu Po Cheng, Taiwan


Chow Kin Hei Kelvin, Hong Kong


One online favourite design was voted by our Facebook audience. The “Cityslide Cross Bag” from Ukraine was the winner with 992 likes. The winner received one year subscription to www.arstrends.com.


Cityslide Cross Bag
Taras Kupriianchuk, Ukraine


The winner stories will be released on our APLF blog at www.aplf.com. For further information about the competition details, visit www.designaccess-fa.com.


Design-A-Bag Online Competition 2020 (DAB) call for entries
The only bag designing event of its kind for designers and design students will open worldwide for entries in the beginning of September 2019.


Great prizes are in store for the winners again this year, such as a free trip to Hong Kong and an opportunity to win a 4-week bag design course at the prestigious Arsutoria School, Milan valued at EURO 3,500, also our partner for DAB 2020 with USD1,000 accommodation allowance.


Every year since 2007 when it was first established, DAB has brought together in Hong Kong a global design community during the Fashion Access trade fair to showcase innovative creations to the world and exchange design concepts among talents from various cultures and backgrounds.


Getting involved
There are a couple of other ways you can support this competition:
• Becoming a sponsor
• Joining the judging panel
• Partnering with DAB


If you are interested in getting involved, we are more than happy to hear from you. Get in touch with us at [email protected].

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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