28 March 2022

Design-A-Bag Competition 2022

Three Finalists of the Design-A-Bag Competition 2022 Revealed!

2022 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

The Finalists


We are delighted to announce the 3 finalists for Design-a-Bag Competition 2022 are:
(in no particular order)


Neil Bryan Capistrano, Philippines


Aniket Mathankar, India


J J Xu, Hong Kong

They will bring along their prototype to attend the Final Judging Ceremony during APLF Dubai 2022 to compete for the overall winner and the ultimate grand prize sponsored by Arsutoria School (https://www.designaccess-fa.com/prizes/ ).


Last but not least, the Online Favourite Design for 2022 voted by #DESIGNABAGHK Facebook fans is:


Tamar Kvirikadze, Georgia

Congratulations again to the finalists, and see you at the final judging ceremony!


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.

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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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