La designer 32enne jesina Valeria Zingaretti ha vinto il Primo Premio Assoluto “The Overall Winner” con la sua The 32-year-old designer from Jesi, Valeria Zingaretti, won “The Overall Winner” award with her Rainbow Bag, which was recognised as the best bag for the 2021 edition of the DAB (Design-a-Bag Competition) International Design Contest, announced at the All China Leather Exhibition, the Hong Kong event dedicated to leathers, materials, and technology for the sector of footwear and leather goods, which was held from 31 August to 2 September in Shanghai. With its new and harmonious shape, a rainbow of colours – inspired by the multi-coloured flags and banners hung on the balconies of Italians during the pandemic – and thanks to the use of sustainable materials, the Rainbow Bag won over the judging panel of experts made up by Italian and international designers, architects, and designers in the sectors of fashion and design. The bag is in fact completely made by hand using Italian leathers – a material that is at the centre of all the projects of the designer -, obtained from discards coming from previous productions. Highly appreciated was the ability of the designer to artistically transform the concept of “Andrà tutto bene” [Everything will be fine], giving creative shape to a positive message of hope and post-pandemic rebirth.
Having studied product design at the ISIA in Florence, Valeria Zingaretti has an impressive record of achievements in leather goods design to her name: in 2014, her Una bag, made using recovered leathers, participated in the contest held by the Stylist Union of the Marches, and she was rewarded also for her projects of the Ladybag backpack and the Litterae bag inspired by the Divine Comedy.