Taiwan Region Student Design Competition celebrates its 2022 Winners at the annual Awards Party

Taiwan Region Student Design Competition: Awards Party 2022

Taiwan Region Student Design Competition celebrates its 2022 Winners at the annual Awards Party

10th October 2022

The Real Leather. Stay Different. Taiwan Region Student Design Competition, organised by L&HCA in partnership with Taiwan International Leather Association (TILA), attracted over 400 entries from 18 universities across the region. After much deliberation by the judges, the category winners are:

  • Apparel Winner: Yu-Lun Lu from Shih Chien University, Taipei for The Sight
  • Accessories Category: Ta-Tung Lin from National Taitung Junior College, Taitung for Biker & Leather
  • Design Category: Xiao-Yun Chang from National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei for Origami
  • Footwear Category: Jia-Wen Zhang from Shih Chien University, Taipei for Hot Rebirth

At the end of August, the shortlisted finalists held an official fashion show and awards ceremony, with key industry figures in attendance. See below for a sneak peak of the event:


The venue, AMBI Space One, was ideal for models and designers to demonstrate their skills and talent. Students were bold to highlight leather and sustainable fashion, with colour leather collages and special shapes.

Multiple entries were inspired by how the pandemic impacted the world. Designers were sensitive to societal and environmental changes. These entries also indicated that students were getting familiar with using leather, with impressive ideas for footwear, lifestyle, and accessories. This glamorous runway not only underlined abundant creativity from emerging designers, but also exhibited how designers attempted to be kind to the world in their practices.

Real Leather. Stay Different. was initiated by Leather & Hide Council of America, in partnership with Taiwanese International Leather Association.

View more competition updates and the full shortlist of entries here.