Zimmermann Fall 2019 - Runway Review
February 11, 2019
To hear Nicky Zimmermann put it, there's nothing more alluring than a female spy. As she put in her show notes, the fall collection was inspired by Nancy Wake, a New Zealand-born spy during World War II known as the "White House" for her hard-to-catch ways. Responsible for freeing thousands of persecuted people in France, Wake's life served as the narrator for this collection, one that spoke to a feminine and skillful woman and what she would wear today. That translated to soft leather trenchcoats paired with spy-riffic berets, not to mention the requisite bomber jackets and hooded anoraks.
Most notably with the lineup was the rapid expansion of offerings. Beyond the signature dresses, there were plentiful knits and prints, more dress silhouettes and fabulous new textures. While this was a fall collection, the brand's signature bohemian-style always manages to thread its way throughout. From the knit balloon-sleeve minidress to a burgundy leather midi skirt to a blush belted jumpsuit, there was plenty of feminine florals to be had.