The judges are Helena Waker, CEO of Stockholm Fashion District & Association of Trade Partners Sweden, Marja-Liisa Niinikoski, Managing Director of Finnish Textile & Fashion, and award-winning Danish fashion designer and consultant, Jens Laugesen.

A winner, selected by the judges, will have their design professionally made and showcased at the international final in London on September 15.

The Real Leather. Stay Different. Nordics Student Design Competition 2022 is run in partnership with ArtsThread and is open to anyone studying art and design or has graduated from art and design higher education within the last two years.

Entrants are challenged to design a single piece of clothing, footwear or accessory using 50% or more leather. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their design concept to the judges during a live showcase final, with an all-expenses paid trip to London, during Fashion Week in September.