Zimmermann Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 9, 2016
Having perhaps spent one too many nights partying it up at Sydney hotspot Stranded in their youth, Aussie sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann tapped into the lore of escape for their spring collection.
"It represented an escape from a sheltered suburban childhood, a place where young and creative people came together to express themselves," Nicky wrote in the show notes. "We were a bit isolated from fashion and music and the 80's subcultures that were emerging elsewhere. So people interpreted them in their own way."
But if you were expecting sequins and velvet, well, think again. Unlike Studio 54, things, save for the party-ready lace-up booties, were decidedly more romantic, gestural and boho. While best known for its dresses, this Zimmermann collection offered plenty of separates to love: wrap skirts, lace crop tops and, yet again, maxi trousers. The genteel nature the garments reflected represented the cornucopia of beachy shades they came in—soft lilac, vanilla and powder blues—that allowed the three-dimension fabrics to truly shine. Ruffles, pleats, embroidered lace, oh my!