The Cult Belt Bag Inspired by Nine West

A creative way to design a Waist Bag for day to night use


  • Designers are required to submit a sketch that can be done by hand or computer software.
  • Designers are encouraged to create their own vision of a NINE WEST belt bag using their own inspiration and imagination from the rich history of the NINE WEST brand.
  • Finalists that are selected will be responsible for making the bags they have sketched within 3 weeks so keep in mind when selecting materials for your rendering.
  • No materials or inspiration will be provided for this sample.
  • For inspiration, research the NINE WEST brand and check out macys.com https://www.macys.com/shop/featured/nine-west-handbags?ss=true&cm_kws_ac=nine%20west, as well as the NINE WEST Instagram feed @ninewest https://www.instagram.com/ninewest/?hl=en


Winner will garner the opportunity to potentially collaborate with the Nine West Handbag Design Team using the winning bag as inspiration.



About Nine West:
Nine West arrived on the streets of Manhattan in 1978. The first to take shoe designer from the fashion runways to the masses, setting a new fashion standard for women's shoes and creating a demand for accessible style. One of the world's most recognized brands, Nine West defines timeless feminine style, translating key trends into, wearable and attainable collections of footwear, apparel and accessories.

About Signal Brands, LLC
Founded in 1992, Signal Brands, LLC is a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of licensed contemporary women's handbags, small leather goods and luggage. Signal Brands is a vertically integrated organization paying constant attention to research and development, design innovation and the adaption to market changes. Tailored focuses on customer satisfaction are important objectives of the wholesale and retail distribution for each brand. The philosophy of Signal Brands is to champion long-term partnerships through a comprehensive licensing experience from inspiration, concept and design to production, sales and marketing.