Design-A-Bag Online Competition 2017 opens for entries
01 December 2016

The only bag event of its kind for established and student designers from all over the world is open for entries from now until 6 Jan 2017 (23:59) HKT.

Great prizes are in store for the winners again this year such as a free trip to Hong Kong with 1,000 USD cash prizes to spend and an opportunity to win a 4-week bag design course at the prestigious Ars Sutoria School, Milan valued at EURO 3,500 offered by our major sponsor Ars Sutoria. 

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.


Ars Sutoria is a world leading fashion training school. Since 1947, it has been organizing internationally recognised shoe and bag design and pattern making courses.


Entries are evaluated via an online platform by a panel of professional judges from around the world. They look out for unique, innovative yet trendy forms, creative use of materials and product functionality and marketability.

The competition categories this year are:

Business Bag
Evening Bag
Sporty Bag

The Organisers look forward to discovering the submissions of the multi-talented international designers who will participate this year in the competition, and are excited at the prospect of sharing the results with over 20,000 fashion trade visitors at Fashion Access next March in Hong Kong.


As a media partner we seek your assistance with outreach and PR activities. By accepting to work with us, you will stay connected with the global fashion community and be able to reach out to over 20,000 trade buyers and 1,500 exhibitors from the fashion and leather industries. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

For other enquiries, please contact the Organisers at [email protected].