Fashion in Ibiza encapsulates the island’s sense of fun and freedom – it’s a place where anything goes and sartorial experimentation is almost expected. Ibiza’s bohemian heritage has made a lasting stamp on the island, and the vintage-boho, hippy vibe is still going strong. But these days there’s more influence from the designer and hard partying elements, thanks to the influx of wealthy, fashion conscious and nightlife-loving visitors. If you’re not satisfied shopping for an Ibiza-style look, and want to purchase something designed on the island, then here are a few hot fashion brands you should know about.
A husband and wife team (and now with their daughter working for them too) Beatrice San Fransisco makes knitted clothing for both women and men, designed to be so comfortable they can be worn for any occasion. The designs are fluid, loose knit and often asymmetric, and not only are they made on the island but the natural fabrics and colour schemes are inspired by Ibiza itself.
Not only is Ushuaïa Ibiza a legendary outdoor club (with parties hosted by huge international DJs), and a hotel, but it is also a fashion concept and brand, selling clothes and accessories that aim to evoke the Ushuaïa Ibiza spirit for men, women, and kids. The range is vast, with every kind of clothing, as well as jewellery, sunglasses, perfumes and much much more. Clothes are made from high quality fabrics and have a rocky edge to them, with the brand’s iconic hummingbird or ant motifs appearing regularly.
Charo Ruiz comes from a line of dressmakers and although originally from Seville, she has been based in Ibiza since the 80s, where her brand was born. The designs (dresses, kaftans, shirts, and skirts) are re-interpretations of traditional wear, mainly using natural fabrics, in cool, loose-fitting styles with embroidered edging, and epitomise the boho-chic style of the island.
A collaboration between one of the owners of the famous Ibiza Rocks lifestyle brand, and a former costume designer, True Rocks Jewellery has a cult celebrity following, with the likes of Cara Delevigne, Lily Allen, and Ibiza regulars Pete Tong and David Guetta regularly wearing their signature pendants. While not technically from Ibiza, this brand is very much inspired by the white isle, and favoured by those who visit and live there.
For indulgent and beautiful beachwear, check out Aquamarine Ibiza and their handmade, 100% silk, kaftans. Designs are inspired by laid-back life on Ibiza, and the high quality and exquisitely finished pieces (often limited edition), are made by a small family-run tailor on the island.
What started as a family selling goods collected on their world travels at Las Dalias Hippy Market, has grown into a well recognised business with three stores in Ibiza alone. Still run by that same bohemian family, the collection consists of unique handcrafted clothes, accessories and homewares, made from materials sourced all over the world, and in keeping with the World Family hippy style.
Taking the hippy, bohemian aesthetic to a whole new level in terms of accessories, is Emonk Ibiza. Hats, shoes, boots, and sandals are handmade on the island and embellished with vintage fabrics and jewellery sourced around the world – no two items are the same. They also produce a range of ethnic style bracelets, and even your mobile phone gets in on the act with their embroidered and beaded phone cases and covers.