The exhibition of the most important fashion and art competition in Europe

June 8, 2018  20:16  |  News

Sara Sozzani Maino

Photos – Txetxu Berruezo Zárate ©

Next Wednesday, June 13, Bilbao International Art & Fashion (BIAAF) will unveil the exhibition of emerging fashion of the Sixth Edition of BIAAF, the reference contest of art and fashion in Europe. The exhibition displays the work of the 31 finalists of the Sixth Edition of the international competition that takes place every two years.

In this edition, BIAAF (Bilbao International Art & Fashion) has broken all possible records and has become an international reference for emerging design with 1673 enrolled participants from 90 different countries. All of them have presented creations related to the world of art.

Sara Sozzani Maino

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The international jury of BIAAF chaired by Sara Sozzani Maino has chosen the winning designers of the sixth edition of BIAAF

Among the aspiring winners – € 25,000 in prizes – are students from the 10 best schools in the world: Central Saint Martins, Parsons, London College of Fashion, Shenkar, Fashion Institute of Technology, Polimoda or Istituto Marangoni.

Sara Sozzani Maino

During the inauguration the three winning designers will receive their awards:

Gabriela Grajales (Colombia), best outfit designer
This collection takes as its model the structural principles of the Islamic mosaic and the transforming character of a mythological sea creature, obtaining geometrical and colourful textures that allow the readaptation of toxic material. The designs are made using recycled Nespresso coffee capsules.

Jimmy Junichi (United Kingdom), best accessory designer 
This collection of “Reconstruction” is intended to redesign classic shoes with new construction methods but keeping traditional craftsmanship. Inspired by the sculptures of artists like Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and car design such as Mercedes Benz sculpture experiments and Bugatti type 57, the shoes are made using vegetable tanned baby calf, polyethene modelling board, epoxy paste, original patent lacquer and leather hardener.

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Eneko Iturbe (Basque Country), special category, the best Basque designer
Inspired by the pictorial works of Spanish artist Vaquero Palacios, Terre is a collection of classical lines with a traditional touch, although it’ s a contemporary work. It gathers not only the essence of its concept and inspiration but also the emotions and feelings the designer went through while developing this work. Traditional wools used in classical tailoring, two-tone iridescent rayon linings, jacquard designs as well as shirtmaker’s silk in printed and bold colours compose the fabric range.


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