Student Design Competition

THE UK

2022 COMPETITION CLOSED

The Real Leather. Stay Different. UK Student Design Competition 2022, in association with our friends at ArtsThread, has now closed. Thank you to all the talented students who participated!

Scroll below to explore the Winner’s designs and the final shortlist.

Winner's Announcement

With almost 200 entries from 16 academic institutions across the UK, this year’s competition has seen an incredible display of talent.  After much deliberation from the judges, the category winners and Overall winner were decided.

 

The four category winners are:

 

The category winners were chosen over a month long selection process, involving Real Leather. Stay Different. representatives and, ultimately, a judging panel of industry representatives who accessed entries anonymously, with their scores being aggregated to establish each category winner. The People’s Choice winner, Abigail Hobbs, was selected via an online public vote which ran between 28th July – 25th August.

VIEW THE FULL LIST OF SHORTLISTED ENTRIES:

Prizes

We will shortlist finalists in each category before the judges choose category winners and an overall winner who will see their design professionally made and promoted in a capsule collection, as well as taking home the trophy and featuring in the RLSD 2022 coffee table book.

Designs that celebrate the beauty, versatility & sustainability of leather and champion slow style.

Designs must be made of at least 50% leather from cow hide.

Any other materials used must be natural or organic materials, for example wood or any natural fibres.

No fur or exotic skins. Our mission is to cut waste and utilise materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Plastics must only be used where no natural alternatives are available.

Enter in any of three categories

1

Apparel

2

Footwear

3

Accessories

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Educational Materials

Want to learn more about how using leather cuts waste, landfill and carbon? Or about its durability, versatility and timeless style?