Bilbao International Art&Fashion calls emerging designers worldwide for its 6th Edition.

Our International Fashion Design Contest is targeted at emerging designers from all over the world aged from 18 to 35 years old and counts with the support and advice of renowned professionals in the fashion and art areas.

BIAAF’s international scope aims for intercultural enrichment by showing the different approaches of fashion towards art and the promotion of fashion as a true cultural value.

For this reason, all works submitted should be inspired or be directly related to the world of art (printing, shapes, details…)

Our main goal is to enable young designers to make themselves known to a wider public and the media.

Contest Rules (PDF)


The competition has two stages:

1st stage: In March 2018 a Commission, set up specifically for the competition and made up of leading professionals in the sector, will choose 30 finalists from amongst contestants in both categories. These finalists will be asked to complete the manufacture of their other two sketches presented, as completely finished works in their corresponding materials

2nd stage: During the second stage,a Jury called for the occasion will select a winner in each category form amongst the 30 finalists.



  • From October 1st. until December 15th. 2017: Registration Period.
  • From February 1st. until February 17th. 2018: Period for submission of works.
  • March 2018: Participants whose work is selected as finalist will be informed.
  • 7th May 2018: Last day for receipt of the finalist’s works.
  • May 2018: Jury’s deliberation.
  • June 2018: Awards Ceremony.



  • President of the Jury Miren Arzalluz, Fashion Historian, Research Consultant & Independent Curator.
  • Elisa Palomino, BA Fashion Print Pathway Leader at Central Saint Martins Londres.
  • Erwan Camphuis, President & Ceo Cifonelli.
  • Garbiñe Urdampilleta, J+G Fashion Designer.
  • Gianluca Longo, Contributing European Editor, W Magazine.
  • Isabel Hormaechea, Fashion Designer.
  • Javier Alonso, Human Resources Director LOEWE.
  • Javier Barroeta, Tailor.
  • Javier de Juana, Tailor.
  • Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Deputy Director and Chief Officer for Global Strategies of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Director of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, President..
  • Juana Ruiz, J+G Fashion Designer.
  • Lourdes Fernández , Director of Azkuna Center.
  • Mercedes de Miguel, Fashion Designer.
  • Miriam Ocariz, Fashion Designer.
  • Taru Marjamaa, Editor in Chief Elle Magazine Finland.
  • Ana Salán del Río, ​Fashion Talent Scout Inditex .
  • Samuel Schler, ​Fashion Talent Scout Inditex .
  • Serena Castrignano, Fashion editor Vogue Italia & Vogue Talent.