Zimmermann Fall 2018 - Runway Review
February 12, 2018
Cowboy boots and luxurious dresses made for a tough-sweet mix at Zimmermann. "Our muse lives in oppressive surroundings, but finds freedom and a chance for mischief in her horse and her riding," summed Nicky Zimmermann of her Fall 2018 collection. What more to say than "Giddy up!"
As soon as the first look emerged, the elaborately decorated runway -- awash in romantic floral prints -- was vibrant with frilly tea-length dresses. Detailed lace numbers were gently broken up with gaucho pants, jodhpurs, riding capes and soft leather details emphasizing the waist, including bondage-esque knotted calf belts and saddle-inspired corsets that reemphasized the equestrian aesthetic undoubtedly inspired, at least in part, by the Australian outback. Patchwork antique florals and leg-of-mutton sleeves tapered elegantly were pretty but never silly, anchored in burlap browns, wheat, plums and dusty blues.