Global Leather Design Competition launched across the UK

Hunt Continues for the Best British Design Talent

Global Leather Design Competition launched across the UK

27th February 2020


L&HCA partners with Leather UK to find the Best British Leather Design Talent

And we’re off: the first Global Leather Design Competition has been launched across the UK, calling students from eligible universities and design schools to submit their unique, astonishing and compelling work to promote the versatility, beauty and sustainability of leather. The competition has been created in partnership with the L&HCA and Leather UK and will be judged by a panel of industry experts, fashion gurus and designers.

The theme of the competition is: “Real Leather. Stay Different.” Our goal is to encourage students to showcase their individuality through the use of leather to appeal to style-conscious fashion consumers.

The competition has three categories: Apparel, Footwear and Fashion Accessories, including bags. Made entirely out of leather or used in combination with other natural materials, the entries will need to include concept sketches, a technical drawing with detailed specifications and an illustration of where the students got their inspiration. Entrants will also have to produce a prototype of their design for the final judging stage.

Judging will take place at the end of May, 2020, with participants assessed on the innovative, visually appealing style of their entries. The winners in each category will receive a grand prize: an all-expenses paid training opportunity in the USA, sponsored by LHCA. Runners-up in each category will receive a free, 1-week Creative Leather Applications course at the Institute for Creative Leather Technology.   Finally,  the opportunity for a week’s work experience at one of the UK’s biggest fashion houses, Mulberry, will be decided through a public vote through Woobox, on the ‘Real Leather, Stay Different’ Facebook page.


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