In addition to the jury made up of professors, designers and professionals, everyone can vote online to decide the winners of the competition. The competition was promoted by Unic and Lineapelle and pitched the students of the Marangoni Institute of Milan, those of Polimoda in Florence, and those of the Costume & Moda Academy of Rome head-to-head against one another. The 23 finalists – across the three categories of Clothing, Footwear and Leather Goods – took part in the World Leather Contest with the theme “Real Leather. Stay Different”. The winning projects will be presented and awarded at Lineapelle from the 22nd to the 24th of September. The online voting system will be open to all until September the 5th. Click HERE to vote. For each category, only one winner will be chosen in addition to the one that was most clicked by the online popular vote.

The World Leather Contest is not simply a creative competition: it is a real training project that invites the participating students to create unique and innovative accessories and clothing, using leather alone or in combination with other natural materials. The goal is to explore new styles and applications for leather, giving voice, space, and visibility to the ideas of the creatives of the future.