Classical, rule-breaking, punk or earth-smart, the creative minds behind the 46th Pasarela Adlib were at their best as the runway show took over the Ibiza port.
Adlib Runway took wing at the former guild of fishermen’s Port of Ibiza location, in the shadows of majestic Dalt Vila. Steeped in history, it was a fitting choice for a show that sought to evoke the Ibiza of 1971, when models like Olive Moody and Silvia Dirube preened shoeless to the hippie rhythms that rang out during the show’s maiden year. As it opened on May 19 and 20, Pasarela Adlib flexed four decades’ worth of history and professionalism. This time, Moody and Dirube, back on the catwalk for Pasarela Adlib’s tribute to the seventies, eighties, nineties and aughts, were joined by Mireia Canalda and Ana Vide. Together, the four models represented Moda Adlib like only they could have done it. For designers Briggite Atar, Luis Ferrer and Melania Piris, the chance to watch their past and present muses floss their creations was a tribute in itself. Moving and full of surprises, the Pasarela Adlib kickoff was open to the public and attended by fashion correspondents from more than sixty local, national and international media outlets.
Nestled at the feet of the old city, Pasarela Adlib closed its 46th year with two powerhouse runway shows presented by Mar Saura and Miguel Ángel Tobías. Alfonso Sánchez walked away from Thursday’s teaser event, Futur Adlib, with the prize for most promising newcomer.
The 28 designers that displayed their 2018 collections were Ibimoda, Escola d´Arts d´Eivissa, Giampaolo Giardina, Dira Moda Ibiza, Nanou Couture, Evitaloquepuedas, Monika Maxim, World Family Ibiza, K de Kose-Kose Priveé, Rebeca Ramis, Linnea Ibiza, Ibiza Stones, Marisa Cela, Virginia Valdl, Elisa Pomar, Vintage Ibiza, Jannine Helbling, Espardenyes Torres, Luisa Tur Adlib, Tanit Jeans Ibiza, Siempreprimavera, Beatrice San Francisco, BSF Man, Piluca Bayarri, Isabel Castellar, IchianaIbiza, Ivanna Mestres and Tony Bonet. Local and national media took note of this year’s professionalism and high-quality designs.
Familiar faces at the event included actors Ana Fernández, Jesús Olmedo, Nerea Garmendia, Manuela Vellés, María Castro and Olivia Molina, models and presenters Raquel Meroño, Estefanía Luick and Arancha de Benito, personalities like Norma Duval and Ángel Nieto, journalist Isabel Jiménez, stylists Josie and Ana Antic, bloggers Madame de la Rosa, Saray Martín, Miriam Pérez and Joana de la Fuenta and bullfighter Óscar Higares. Pasarela Adlib’s guest of honour was reporter and actress Cayetana Guillén Cuervo and among the event’s leading models were Clara Mas, Joana Sanz, Javier de Miguel, Mireia Canalda and Felipe López. Call it Adlib Style’s true essence or chalk it up to the movement’s founding philosophy, but for three days, magic was indeed in the air on the runway—it was in the event’s freewheeling emotion, if not in eye-catching moments like former swimmer and model Felipe López’s surprise wedding proposal to model/girlfriend Mireia Canalda. Once again, Adlib Fashion proved that Ibiza’s up-and-coming craftwork is about much more than what you wear: it’s a way of seeing fashion in a freer way, with good taste and plenty of love.
Congrats to all the designers and long live Adlib!