Ylva treasure’s cave

Visiting the home-studio of fashion designer Ylva Jonsson is like entering into the treasure cave. Rustic stone walls, luxurious fabrics, colored rhinestones, large chandeliers, velvet sofas…”My life is like a theater,” says the Swedish native designer based in Ibiza. Today, Trendy Ibiza visits Kailash‘s atelier. Meet one of the creators with more personality and charm of Ibiza.

We are in a hippy house on the mountains, miraculously saved from the fire that last summer burned in Portinatx-flames reached the garden-. We are welcomed by a lovely garden where seven cats scamper merrely.

We talk with Ylva about her career, inspiration and Ibiza. “I started working in fashion in Stockholm, when I was very young. For long time I was designing for film and theater.’s. A very creative world, but also a lot of stress!”, she says. In her beginnings, she also did private outfits for Swedish celebrities such as actresses Lena Philipsson and Regina Lund. 30 years ago, the designer took her backpack and moved Goa, India. Ibiza was the next destination. “Friends  Alok and Merel-World Family Ibiza-encouraged me to move to the island. I started working on in Las Dalias, for Namaste, and then I decided to live here. In some ways, Ibiza it similar to Goa, but is not that far away”, she says.

Ylva‘s brand, Kailash, is pure talent. This year, she has launched for first time a Winter Collection in Ibiza.  “I am using a beautiful Italian wool for the coats”, se says. “My coats and dresses are designed for people with strong personality.  I like vintage and in my new collection I have been inspired by the fairy world”.  Once again, Ylva‘s world is full of magic.

Blue wooden coat from new winter collection.

Wedding dress made of recycling materials.

Summer dresses and a colorful paint at Ylva’s studio.


Ylva’s atelier is full of surprises.

Ylva’s Ibiza
A beach: Aigües Blanques
A coffe at:Vista Alegre, Sant Joan.
A restaurant: La Paloma.
Shopping at:Las Dalias, ¡always! I also love Santa Gertrudis stores and Solis Lucrum, in Dalt Vila. Also Stockolm is a great place for shopping.
Find my collectión at: Las Dalias, Angels Ibiza (Santa Gertrudis) and Solis Lucrum (Dalt Vila).

by  Judit Carcasona