We are SEI: Andrea Martínez, Eder Aurre, Igone Cabrerizo, Maite Quintana Usune Bravo y Yaiza Txakartegi.
SEI is a collective of Bilbao based emerging fashion designers who have been discovered by BIAAF’s biannual international competition.
SEI has created this capsule collection for BIAAF reinterpreting their common roots and traditions, paying tribute to Basque Heritage, from popular costumes to universal local artists, such as Ignacio Zuloaga, Valentín de Zubiaurre, Aurelio Arteta or José Arrúe as well as The Master of all couturiers, Cristobal Balenciaga, born in a small Basque coastal village called Getaria.
From color palettes to shapes and materials, designers have researched on the reality of popular costume to de-contextualize it from its space-time coordinates and transport it into the vanguard of the international emerging fashion scene.
As a result, SEI has not only managed to reappraise their common roots and heritage, but also turn it into a timeless fashion collection.