26 October 2021

Design-A-Bag Competition 2021 - Overall Winner Announcement

The Design-A-Bag Competition 2021 Overall Winner Is:
Valeria Zingaretti (Italy)


The Final Judging Event successfully took place on 20 October. The judging panel selected Arcobaleno, designed by Valeria Zingaretti from Italy, as this year’s overall winner. Valeria will receive a 4-week bag design course in Milan valued at USD 4,200 with USD 1,000 accommodation allowance at the prestigious Arsutoria School as the final prizes.

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The Online Final Judging Ceremony

The Online Final Judging Ceremony was hosted live on sampleroom (powered by APLF), a brand-new B2B online social sourcing platform tailored for the leather and fashion community. Three finalists were invited to attend to further explain their creative background and concept for their bag design. The judges also provided their insights and advice on design and creativity to our attendees and to designers interested to join DAB2022. The DAB2021 finalists will all receive a USD 500 cash prize plus a one-year subscription to www.arstrends.com.

Congratulations again to Valeria and stay tuned to the DAB2022 announcement!


Design-A-Bag (DAB) is the only global online bag design event of its kind for freelance designers and design students. The competition is organised by Fashion Access and Arsutoria School who also sponsors the event.


Over the past years since 2007, DAB has brought together a global design community during the Fashion Access in Hong Kong. Innovative creations are showcased to international audience and design concepts exchanged among talents from various cultures and backgrounds.

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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