Weaving Timeless Glamour with Conscious Craftsmanship at Annie’s Ibiza LFW AW24 by Leticia Dare

Dear Shaded Viewers,


In the often ephemeral whirlwind of fashion, where trends flicker and fade with the speed of a social media scroll, Annie Doble’s latest foray for Annie’s Ibiza emerges as a sanctuary of depth and durability. Staged in a gothic church in West London, Doble’s third collection marries the mystical with the material, setting a scene that feels as though it’s been plucked from a bohemian dream, yet firmly anchored in the rich tapestry of fashion history.

With the dexterity of a true fashion alchemist, Doble spins gold from the threads of the past, melding 17th-century craftsmanship with silhouettes that whisper tales of vintage glamour. Yet, this is no mere exercise in nostalgia. Doble’s collection is a vivid testament to the enduring allure of artistry over the transient charms of trends. Her lineup is a demi-couture daydream, brimming with lace, embroidery, beadwork, and sequins—each piece handcrafted, each stitch a homage to the bohemian spirit of Ibiza that fuels her creative fire.

As models glide down the runway, bathed in the ethereal glow of spotlights, they seem less like mere mortals and more like ethereal beings from a bygone era of opulence. The collection’s crowning glory, a floor-length beaded gown that ensnares the light, paired with a headpiece that veils the eyes in mystery, conjures a gothic allure that’s at once enchanting and enigmatic. This is not just fashion; it’s a narrative woven in thread and bead, a story of glamour that transcends time.

Doble’s latest creations delve into the poetic interplay between the art of fashion and the natural world, drawing inspiration from the delicate balance of ecosystems. The silhouettes echo the fluidity of flora and fauna, juxtaposed against the structured bodices reminiscent of the Modern Era, a testament to the symbiotic relationship between historical craftsmanship and contemporary vision.

Yet, amid the glitter and glam, Annie’s Ibiza champions a cause far greater than fashion alone. With a conscious commitment to sustainability, Doble ensures that each piece is produced in limited runs, a stand against the tide of overproduction and waste that plagues the industry. Her dedication to ethical, recycled, and vegan materials is not just a statement but a stride towards a more responsible fashion future.




Leticia Dare

Leticia Dare is the Fashion Director for ASVOF.