All Saints fashion show @ Atzaro: 16/08/08

Saturday nights in Ibiza are traditionally reserved for some downtime – a few quiet drinks, catching up with friends in the port, perhaps a quick pop-in visit to one of the many local nights at the major clubs, but all-in-all, nothing to write home about.

So Miss W was very excited to receive an invitation – printed on an über-cool black and white postcard – to tonight’s exclusive sneak preview of All Saints’ new season collection at Atzaro. We all know I have a soft spot for All Saints (who doesn’t?) and that my wardrobe is peppered with pieces from it’s rock-chick collections, so the opportunity to see what I could use my credit card on next month was simply too good to pass up.

With performances by local favourite one-man-electronic-dance-band Paper Cut and Pacha darlings Goldfish on the schedule, this was one fashion party geared towards the island spirit – less champagne and canapés and more dancing til dawn. Add to that the fact that our new favourite artist, Roseline de Thelin had just unveiled her latest collection of fibre-optic light installations at Atzaro and there were three more reasons to head into the countryside.

You could spot the All Saints crew from the minute you walked into the bar area, by their signature All Saints style – figure flattering and flowy frocks, fluoro brights mixed with tougher camo-colours, skinny jeans and statement jewellery. My pick? A stunning multi-coloured dress that Miss W would tempted to splash her cash on if she wasn’t worried about being upstaged by manager Suzie Davies, who was literally glowing as she swanned about the event showing off the piece to perfection!

From the Pacha head-honchos and visiting journalists to local DJs and the White-ettes (of course), the who’s who of the island were dotted around the pond, sipping mojitos and nibbling on sushi in a very civilised manner indeed.

Next door, Roseline’s installations were drawing in admirers like magnets thanks to clever production and the luminous glow coming from the room – with the combination of beautiful people and spectacular lighting Miss W thought it looked the whole event looked like a fashion shoot just waiting to happen actually.

Not such a bad idea for next season’s collection…

THE LOWDOWN

THE GOOD: It’s nice to see a local boutique getting the island involved in fashion on this scale! We’d like to see more events like this in the future.

THE BAD: Miss W noticed a few of the guests mingling in the area where Roseline de Thelin’s light installations and sadly, also noticed them posing for photographs entwined in the fiber optic strands – it may have been a party but show some respect for the artist please!

THE GOSSIP: Though the party was a hit, the fashion parade itself was almost a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it affair. There were no changes for the models after they swanned around the pool, simply one outfit each. Miss W couldn’t help but wonder if perhaps the remainder of the new season collection was stuck in transit after the many public holidays Ibiza has just experienced?