GOSSIP STATION: Ibiza Fashion Festival
Joining us on Gossip Station for FAB FIVE in the lead up to the big event is the fabulous creator of Ibiza Fashion Festival Karen Windle! We are so excited for the Festival as we are not only attending it but we are also a media partner. We will be going behind the scenes to share exclusive content from the show on social media so that we can keep you up to date on everything. You are not going to want to miss out on the action so make sure you follow all things Alegre from June 10th to the 12th to be kept in the loop.
As you can imagine, it is MAYHEM in prep for the event so we are so appreciative to Karen for sparing us some of her precious time to give us all of the goss! So, let’s get to it…
Karen, thank you so much for joining us! Can you start off by telling us why you started the Ibiza Fashion Festival?
Hello everyone and thank you for having me! Yes of course! So, I fell in love with the beauty of the island and the culture which was brought in from Arabian artisans. You can see this in the old town and ultimately where the boho vibe comes from. The old town is very Moroccan in its design.
We have heard amazing things about the Old Town! So, out of everywhere why did you choose to hold the event in Ibiza?
The designers have style like nowhere else and the freedom of expression is apparent everywhere. I do not believe in pigeon holing people and labels!
We love it when designers can go for it and express exactly what they are all about! Can you reveal any insider info about the show in June?
We have 16 brand international coming as far as Australia plus some home grown brands from Ibiza. There is an electric mix of sustainable brands with a colourful festival explosion and Miami Vibe. That is all I am going to say for now as the rest will be a surprise!
That all sounds pretty fabulous to us! Ok so as you a hosting a fashion event in one of THE hottest holiday destinations, do you have a favourite swimwear designer?
All our designers are so individual so you cannot compare them. ‘Coco E Sol Ibiza’ are amazing and so are ‘We are Native’ who is a sustainable brand of Ibiza bikini’s. AND we will of course have our own range of one off IFF branded mono-kinis and bikinis at our show available to purchase.
How exciting we are so looking forward to seeing it! Last but not least, if someone had one day in Ibiza, where would you recommend them to go?
It would have to be an experience at the Hacienda NA Xemia Spa in the north with cascading waterfalls with a stay at villa Mercedes San Antonio.
You have then got to take a trip on one of the bohemian boats to see the coast line and of course the sunset in San Antonio as it is beautiful.
AND then if you are after the famous nightlife, I would recommend club Amnesia for the vintage vibe and Ushuaia for the experience. You will have a blast!
Well, that sounds like a pretty fab day to us. Maybe when we are there we will have to stay longer just so we can experience all of this. Karen, thank you so much for joining us in the lead up to the event! We are so excited and can’t wait to be involved.
Make sure you check out Ibiza Fashion Festival here and share the love.
Alegre Besos xox