Words by Olivia Ebeling
Photography via Instagram
It’s no secret that the White Isle is a veritable hotspot for fashion. Frequented by free-spirited hippies, international jet-setters and eccentric creative types including artists, musicians and designers, anything goes where your sartorial creativity is concerned.
Add to that the incredible Balearic light, the island’s stunning natural beauty and its many glamorous venues including sleek villas, trendy beach clubs, haute cuisine restaurants and high-octane nightlife – and you’ve got the perfect Instagram backdrop! So it’s no surprise that Ibiza is home to a host of oh-so-stylish social media fashionistas, shopping destinations and designers worthy of your follow. We have listed some of our favourites below…
One of Ibiza’s most iconic names where fashion is concerned, Adlib Moda Ibiza’s authentic designs are rooted in the island’s traditional local style: think straw hats, espadrilles and dazzling shades of white and cream. Operating under the banner of ‘wear what you want, but wear it well’, the world famous and respected label perfectly embodies the island’s liberal spirit as well as its rich cultural history.
Founded by Maria Antonia Vadell, who started her sartorial career working for Adlib, luxury boutique Mayurka Ibiza was one of the pioneers in bringing international designer brands to the island. Now run by Maria Antonia and her daughter Mercedes – who has inherited her mother’s flair for fashion and got married in Valentino couture – the brand has expanded to three stores based in the centre of Ibiza Town. Follow for your fix of colourful outfit combinations, gorgeous gowns and a taste of island life as lensed by Mercedes.
As a hot in demand model, this striking Ibiza babe is – quite literally – one of the island’s best-known faces in fashion. Rachel effortlessly nails every incarnation of White Isle style, whether it’s a haute hippy look or a bold and sexy party outfit. Be warned though, her swimwear shots will give you serious beach body envy!
The epitome of eclectic, colourful Ibiza fashion, you better watch your credit card before scrolling through World Family Ibiza’s feed. From bold patterns to eye-popping hues, tassels, embellishment and embroidery, it’s every boho babe’s sartorial dream come true. Every item is handmade and, from jewellery to handbags, boots to dresses, makes the perfect addition to your Balearic wardrobe.
With a family background in traditional Ibicencan jewellery that dates back to 1850, Elisa Pomar’s ancestors have even crafted pieces for the lovers of King Alfonso XIII. Opulent and bold, this authentic island line caught the eye of Dolce & Gabbana, who showcased the intricate gold pieces in their presentation at Milan Fashion Week in 2015. Elisa’s creations are the perfect statement to add a luxurious and dramatic edge to any outfit.
Janine Yvonne, the talented lady behind this account, may not be a fashion blogger or Instagram model, but she sure has a knack for depicting island life at its most gorgeous. Her Instastories will make you want to jump straight on that plane – and we love her take on Ibiza style, too!
A designer label and fashion retailer, Kurru Kurru Ibiza embodies the effortless and elegant sex appeal that is so perfectly suited to the spirit of the White Isle. Always eye-catching, always classy, each design dazzles with interesting prints and unique detailing to make sure the wearer stands out from the crowd. Biological materials and vegan prints handcrafted in Europe are the fundament of the exquisite haute couture designs of the highest quality. Kurru Kurru’s Instagram account will give you a master class in high fashion with a White Isle twist.
If it’s a show-stopping dress for your White Isle adventures you’re after, Virginia Vald is the one. From breath-taking party frocks to romantic bridal designs – this label will make you turn heads in even the most exclusive places. Originally from Barcelona, the designer settled in Ibiza in the ’90s following years of family holidays and frequently shows her collections at the island’s most glamorous addresses.