Zimmermann Spring 2019 - Runway Review
September 8, 2018
Named "Number 96" after the Australian television soap, a naughty and irreverent show that aired in the 1970s, Zimmermann's Spring 2019 collection reflected creative director Nicky Zimmermann's obsession with taboo television that explored four main storylines: sex, adultery, drugs and homosexuality.
How to translate all that? They came to life in the form of paisley prints, billowy lantern sleeves and thigh skimming shift dresses. The mustard and tan shades further amplified the '70s influence that didn't stop at just being bold. Empowered, the Zimmermann babe made a lasting impression. One standout was a paisley-printed minidress contrasting a high neckline and long sleeves with peekaboo cut-outs throughout the front and back. In between the ultra-sexy and the literal (at, at times, campy) were gorgeous separates, including a silk patchwork blouse and a pair of brown belted pants with nice white topstitching. Spring has typically been the dominant season for Zimmermann to showcase its best wares; this season was no exception. Overall, the collection felt very fresh, epitomized by a mixed-print gown with ruffles at the bodice and a white midi dress embellished with subtle pom-pom detailing.