Sustainable Ibiza Fashion
¡Qué pasa guapas!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Though the start of 2021 might not feel like the happiest; I have some amazing news for Ibiza fashion lovers!
I caught up with Karen Windle, the founder of ‘Ibiza Fashion’ to find out all about her brand new digital Platform.
Our mission is to replace single plastic use with circular textiles across the fashion industry, and continue our support of environmental charities to achieve the goal of a plastic free Ibiza 2023
Islanders and Ibiza fashionistas will no doubt have attended or at least heard of Ibiza Fashion Festival! The annual event was born in 2015 to address a gap in the global style market for a showcase of luxury resort wear.
Attracting an eclectic audience of fashion fans, style arbiters and influential islanders. Also garnering the attention of profile brands such as Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, SAY Yachting, and Atzaro Spa, to name but a few.
Karen has managed the festival since inception and continues to nurture relationships with leading international designers from her experience as a renowned stylist.
As the years passed, the focus on sustainability and ethical production came to the fore. With her finger ever on the pulse, Karen has evolved with the times, as 2021 marks the launch of ‘Ibiza Fashion’ online. Housing ‘Collection’, ‘Festival’ and ‘Consultancy’, and focused on a sustainable future for the luxury fashion industry and the White Isle.
Karen says, ‘Our mission is to replace single plastic use with circular textiles across the fashion industry, and continue our support of environmental charities to achieve the goal of a plastic free Ibiza 2023’
What a fantastic mission,
and what a fabulous collection!
This season’s features Medina Swimwear, Virginia Macari, Oceanus Swimwear, Caroline Azzi, Plustic Lab; all utilising sustainable fabrics and ethical working practices.
My personal favourite from the Winter Sun Collection is the Vendetta by Medina Swimwear Portugal. As famously worn by none other than Pamela Anderson, this quintessential one piece is available exclusively in white for the White Isle! I also have my eye on the incredible two piece ‘Marbella Love’ by Virginia Macari. Sporty yet elegant, silky mesh bottoms and a modern cut bikini top; both versatile and striking.
The exclusive online store offers sustainable, luxury resort wear on a limited-edition basis, with all seasonal collections curated by renowned stylist Karen, in collaboration with leading designers.
Alongside swimwear, the collection, as photographed by James Nader Photography, includes stunning statement accessories and jewellery like the Ocean necklace. Part of the limited edition range from Plustic Lab Ibiza, made from 100% recycled plastic… as you can see, it looks ‘so Ibiza’ when worn with the Vendetta swimsuit!
What I love about the collection; alongside the sustainability aspect, is that everything is so versatile that it can be worn on the beach, on a yacht, in the club or out to dinner… which let’s face it, is exactly what Ibiza is about! A perfect example of Balearic versatility is the Gold Spiked belt by Caroline Azzi. Pictured with the Marbella Love two piece; it could just as easily be worn with a Kaftan to a beach club or, whilst stomping on the terrace at DC10!
Ibiza Fashion has experienced remarkable success in transitioning a number of designer brands into the sustainable marketplace, including the likes of: Oceanus Swimwear, Virginia Macari, Caroline Azzi, Sapphire Blue, Anoriginal Leroy and Medina Swimwear.
The website is also an online home hub for Ibiza Fashion Consultancy, providing strategic counsel for companies seeking to adopt sustainable production methods and ethical working practices.
It was a Pirate ship that sunk, laden with treasure, coins and jewels in the port of Ibiza that lent the now-lost beach its name. Platja des Duros
The show’s production also didn’t disappoint, with the lights, lasers, fire and smoke cannons being some of the best we have seen at Ushuaia.
“Due to medical advice from his doctor, David Guetta has been told to rest for at least the next two weeks after he caught a virus last week”