Taito City embraces major tourist attractions as Ueno and Asakusa, and furthermore, Taito City houses many local manufactures of ZAKKA; general merchandise and knick-knacks, such as genuine leather items and hats. The 32nd Fashion ZAKKA Design Competition is designed to reward the best and excellent designs through screenings of approximately 3,000 entries every year. Professionals with established presence who have been active in the fashion-related business forefront will be judging your passion for designs. Furthermore, this year, a new category has been introduced to this time-honored competition which has been going on for more than 30 years. Apply now and be an epoch of new Fashion ZAKKA era! We look forward to your fascinating idea, the idea making a difference in the future of Fashion ZAKKA.
Genuine Leather Division :
- 1 Shoes
- 2 Bags
- 3 Belts & Suspenders
- 4 Small leather items
- 5 Leather Innovation
- 6 Hats
※Genuine leather should be used as the main fabric.
※Entry is open to all apparel criteria, irrespective of Men’s and Ladies.
※Examples of small leather items are wallet, purse, pencil pouch, card holder, and other items you put something in, or items used to hold/contain something.
Leather Innovation Category
This new category has been established to offer a prize to the best, innovative cutting edge idea that goes beyond the framework of categories listed above. If your design can not be categorized into either category but meets certain criteria stated below, you are welcome to apply for this new category.
The design of innovative leather item should meet requirements below;
- 1.Genuine leather should be used as the main fabric.
- 2.Design for the leather ZAKKA item does not fit to above-mentioned categories.
- 3.Wide distribution channels are available for promotions of the item designed.
Conditions of Entry:
Conditions all entries share in common (for both Genuine Leather and Fabric divisions):
- 1.Competition entry design must be new, original, and an unpublished work.
Award-winning designs, commercialized designs are not admitted.
- 2.In case of counterfeit work, winning prize will be withdrawn.
- 3.Design must be feasible in terms of commercialization process and manufacturing.
Provided that, fabrics, material, shapes, parts and pieces used and applied to the design should be suitable for the purpose of commercialization process. Any other materials as metals, plastics requiring special processing should not be used.
- 4.Any indicative images such as logos, characters, brands that can indicate the applicant are not
（for Genuine Leather Division）
- 5.Taito City is the leading leather-manufacturing district of Japan. For that reason use of genuine leather as the main fabric is recommended.
Upload your design/designs in PDF format, colored. Both CG’s and photos are accepted.
*Details on colors, materials are requisite. Attach additional text for details.
*Screening of entries will be proceeded on item basis rather than brand basis. Multiple entries are required if you wish to apply plural design works. A single entry per design is the requirement.
Selected from among all entries and rewarded to a single design. The winner will receive a prize of 200,000JPY.
Best Design Prize
Rewarded to one design per category. The winners will receive a prize of 50,000JPY.
The category with Grand Prize winner will fall outside this prize.
Selected from among awarded entries, and every single judge selects one design to be rewarded. Judge representing Matsuya-Ginza will be excluded from the judges’ list.
Selected from among all entries and rewarded to design selected by a buyer representing Matsuya-Ginza. Entitled to merchandise right under assumption of sales at Matsuya Ginza.
Outstanding Design Prize
Rewarded to 3 designs per category. The winners will receive a prize of 10,000JPY.