Before we get into announcing the winner, I just wanted to say that we had a ton of fun running this competition. We hope that it gave people a chance to dream of your ideal strap, and have it crafted according to your vision. It also allowed us a chance to demonstrate what was possible with leathercrafting, and the options you had when going for a bespoke strap.
Just some points to recap:
- Introduction and rules of the overall competition here, and the individual entries here.
- Two ways to vote: Vote by Form (1 point per vote), and Vote by Pre-Order (5 points per pre-order)
- Prize: $300 in store credit, with the winning strap named after the designer and open for order for a limited period.
And now, announcing the winner of the inaugural Delugs Design Competition, we have...
Second Runner-Up: Scarlet by @dicksonquek
Thank you to all the Designers for taking part in this competition, and to everyone else for participating, whether in voting or just joining in the fun on IG. We hope it gave some of you inspiration on what can be done when you go the bespoke route.
To those wondering if the DDC will be an annual affair, we will have to re-consider as the effort needed to run the competition and craft the various straps (with their many different requirements) did become a bit taxing. The response in the form of pre-order was also not as enthusiastic as we thought. But if you think this is a good idea and we should carry on, just drop us a message and let us know!