Finally its time to ‘Adios’ the cold dark days of winter and look ahead to the long awaited increase in temperatures. But further a field things are getting a lot hotter! Where? you may ask. Follow the sun searches, festival goers and fashion lovers everywhere and you will find the beautiful white isle of Ibiza. And if you know just where to go you should end up at this year‘s 3rd annual Ibiza Fashion Festival (IFF); as once again the stunning balearic island plays host to this glamorous, ‘boho chic’ event to showcase this year’s elite of the summer fashion world.
IFF founder & creative director Karen Windle has been working her little socks off to return with an even bigger presence than before. Karen promotes the freedom of a non conformist approach to fashion which can be felt at the heart of her production. “Fashion Festival is about sustainable fashion and organic beauty”, says Karen, “the ethos is ethical production of fashion and care for the environment”. In her own words, “Ibiza IS – Fashion and Freedom!”.
The event promotes a body positive image with an ethos of a vegan, organic beauty and cruelty free nature. The fashion trend is up-cycle, recycle, vintage, sustainable, ethical in manufacturing and sourcing. Music to my ears as I pride my self on manufacturing my own product in the United Kingdom and am very proud to be British!
As the count down to show day begins, designers in collaboration with the event have finally been announced and preparations are underway at three different venues across Ibiza to showcase the best of the best in island couture! Expect to see a carefully selected mix of this seasons hottest brands varying from Caroline Azzi, JoJo Beachwear, Onur Swimwear, Spine Eyewear, Glammy Glitter Hats, We Are Native Swimwear and of course Abbie Curtis! All this will be presented to you by London’s Hayley Palmer presenter at Love Sport Radio.
The event not only pulsates the heart with fashion, but mixed into its veins of talented trend setters will be music from the likes of Rowetta, Elena Pavla and Damon Hess! This is only a small announcement may I add as the list continues with more designers, musicians and entertainers than your excited little minds can conceive. So fear not, your time at IFF will be a whirlwind unless you manage to keep your eyes open across the rim of your shot glasses!
But there is more, more indeed! The celebrity line up is looking equally as polished. With some names yet to be announced. But, expect to see model Caprice, singer Natasha Hamilton, social influencer Abigail Clarke and many more from your TV screens sauntering their fashion fit bodies at the event as it kicks off on June 7 at Nikki Beach with a pop up runway retail outlet. Followed by a private press evening at Es Vive Sky Bar, do your best impression of a fashion designer for this one as it’s strictly invite only for the brands!!!
Hotel Es Vive invites guests to enjoy more runway action on June 8 as the sexy venue starts the main events build up. Then its off to Wi-Ki-Woo for the main festival between 11 and 12 June where guess will be treated to a two day fashion explosion, with 10 retail stalls featuring international brands and island based designers. There are runways scheduled between 4pm and 7pm on both days, DJ’s playing from 2pm – 11pm, live vocals from Rowetta – Happy Mondays, accompanied by the Allure Dancers. Its Miami meets Ibiza wrapped up in one steaming hot mix of fashion and music.
As a designer of my own luxury swimwear label Abbie Curtis I am naturally drawn to the excitement. My passion for my work is quality, finish and outstanding style for women seeking unique swimwear that draws attention in a crowd. I grew up on the island at the tender age of 18 leaving my heart and soul there many years ago. I’m excited to be bringing all the details to you as the event unfolds, giving you an insight into just what this energetic fashion scene will bring to your fingertips. I agree with Karen when she said, “I love Ibiza, I love fashion it made sense to bring them together!”.
If you are interested in attending this event then Ibiza Fashion Festival takes place between June 7 and 12 and tickets are on sale right now at Event Bright. Follow this link to purchase https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ibiza-fashion-festival-2018-tickets-43628374643
Visit the festival at:
Nails By Baptiste
The Gypsy Shrine
Make Up Glitter Bitch
Nima Vegan Brushes
Laire skin Care -Ibiza
Lam Gin – Ibiza
Giggle Water Prosecco – Ibiza
Pop Tails – Ibiza
Bohemian Boats – Ibiza
Caroline Azzi -Marbella
JoJo Beachwear – Ibiza & Brazil
Onur Swimwear – California
Fashionistas – UK
Courage Festival Wear – Australia
Spine Eyewear – UK
Ibiza Bikinis – UK
Coco Sol Beachwear – Germany
We Are Native Swimwear – UK
Glammy Glitter Hats – UK
Capsized – Ibiza