Get ready to bring some statement prints in your spring 2019 closet. The New York Fashion Week is officially done, so we have plenty of new trends to swoon over. If you love prints as much as we do, all we can say is that the upcoming season will be very exciting. You will recognize some of the patterns from previous seasons but they are now upgraded with the coolest colors ever. Spring is such a vibrant season when you should choose fun hues to brighten up your outfits. Polka dots will still be huge, while tie-dye is making a fierce comeback. Check out the top prints everyone will be wearing in spring 2019.
Unlike every other collection that has a background story of a person or event that served as an inspiration, this year’s Zimmermann Resort 2018 Collection is a brand new story. The designer Nicky decided to invent a character that would be her main focus while she worked on the designs for the brand’s latest Collection. That is how she got the idea for her imaginary muse who is a strong, fierce lady with a Latin spirit.
“Usually when I do a ready-to-wear collection I start from a point of memory or something that is close to me personally but this time we decided to build ourselves a muse. We began with the idea of a person—a fiery, lovelorn artist.”- Nicky explained backstage.
The designs have interesting artistic elements. We couldn’t miss the white fabric with black prints that remind of brushstrokes. The wide high-waisted skirt combined with a cute crop top with wide sleeves is a summer must-have. There is also a very youthful and cool set of a shirt, ruffled shorts and a wide belt placed on the waist.
The Latin vibe can be spotted in the variety of ruffles. You can see them on dresses, shorts, tops and even swimwear. Polka dots also found their place in Zimmermann’s collection. Besides the polka dots, stripes and florals, the most noticeable print in the collection are the tiny black hearts. The fun summer lace gives a romantic note to the Resort 2018 Collection. The different fabrics, prints, and designs make the collection very romantic, feminine and spiced up with elements of the hot Latin style at the same time.
“We love texture and I love embroideries but it is about mixing that feminine element with something a little bit stronger in spirit” – says Nicky.
The swimwear is out of this world. High-waisted bottoms, with striking tops, and even some lace ruffles. Zimmermann’s swimwear creations are definitely something new and spectacular on the beach fashion scene.
Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann started their eponymous brand back in 1991. It all started with Nicky designing dresses and selling them in Australia, and now 25 years later they are the owners of a worldwide known brand. Her signature designs are recognizable for their femininity, interesting patterns, and unique details. Also, the fashion brand is very popular for their unique swimwear designs, just like the ones they presented in the Resort 2018 collection.
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Australian brand Zimmermann showed the fall/winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection in an arresting compilation of textures and expectations. In line with several other collections this season, Zimmermann decided to empower women through their collection. As such the collection itself was fierce, edgy and unapologetic, stretched over several different fashion styles, genres and decades.
Textures, ruffles and prints are not a new thing for Zimmermann collections by any means. The start of the show commenced with a startling loud noise that caused a few front row occupiers to jump just a bit. The show, titled ‘The Maples’ definitely holds its ground. The creative director, Nicky Zimmermann spoke backstage saying: “It was a bit of a Twenties influence for us. We wanted to really mix up the masculine with the feminine this time.”
The inspirations for the collection were pretty amazing, and as such it is no wonder that the Zimmermann fall 2017 collection itself was so incredible. The women of the Maples, a housing building that was the home for students attending the Women’s College at the University of Sydney post World War I, sported sport jackets over cricket whites by day, and by night they paired delicate drop waist dresses and oversized men’s coats.
The translation of this aesthetic went over well, easily noticed and understood, though some had elements a bit too far out of bounds to clearly match up with the Maples reference, but the look was nice all the same. Square necklines and squared off shoulders were interestingly detailed and cleanly displayed even with all the ruffles and lace. The styles and designs are also very flattering on several different body types.
Though the ‘20s were clearly referenced it was a very modern collection full of bohemian looks, lace, ruffles and strong stark contrasts. The silhouettes are loose and fluttery allowing for the transition from comfortable and casual daywear to interesting eveningwear when necessary.
Many of the skirts had longer tails in the back, which featured the same light, lacey and delicate textures of the dresses. The final result was a floating and youthful aesthetic that showed off the femininity of the collection and enhanced the range of stylishness many of us are accustomed to.
The combination, especially with the inclusion of men’s sport coats and the shearling outerwear options made for a tough presentation with a healthy dose of the past to it that still accents and supports femininity and strength. The Zimmermann fall 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week showed off a lot more than just style, and the incorporation of these lingerie and lace inspired looks and outerwear will make a fantastic addition to a great many wardrobes around the world.
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The campaign of the Zimmermann resort 2017 swimwear collection features model Edita Vilkeviciute, who is showing off the range of lounge and beach wear that you can find online at Zimmermannwear.com and Net-a-Porter. The bohemian feel the Australian fashion company was aiming for was very well achieved through the lookbook, which definitely did not lack variety.
The looks were styled by Michelle Jank featuring beachy waves and fun pieces and shot by Benny Horne to create a sun kissed lookbook full of fun, sunny appearances.
The Zimmermann resort 2017 swimwear collection has a lot of texture and light prints with ruffles and fringe for enhancement. The Zimmermann Tropicale Fringe Throw is a cover-up that features a fringe trim all along the hems and ends of the outfit.
The one pieces included in the lookbook feature different important highlights, for example, the Zimmermann Tropicale lace one-piece swimsuit that features lace panels on the sides in a turquoise tinted blue with scalloped lace edges along the neckline and bottom. It is the swimsuit equivalent of lingerie without being too scandalous, just enough to be pretty and aesthetically interesting.
The other one-piece option is Zimmermann’s The Oleander Lattice Flutter swimsuit featuring a lace up, latticework-style embellishment and fluttering ruffled details.
Edita is also seen modeling skimpy bikinis while standing in the water. The two-piece set features a slightly off-the-shoulder design and a V-neck shape on the top, with a typical bikini bottom. As beautiful as the swimsuit options are, one of the best swimsuits is the one-piece Zimmermann Gossamer printed swimsuit. The print is delightful with spaghetti straps and a deep V-neck with a waist-accentuating belt.
The cover-ups in the Zimmermann resort 2017 swimwear collection are just as stunning. The lace-trimmed silk chiffon dress is interesting to look at and the texture appears amazing thanks to the details. The crew neck also features scalloped detailing, as well as the ends of the short sleeves and the hemline of the skirt.
Another cover-up also features a delicate lace like fringe, though this neckline features a light tie closure, and the dress has long sleeves.
Each of the looks is incredibly interesting and the wardrobe options are not limited by creativity in the least. The swimsuits are flattering and beautiful as are the many different cover-up options.
From two-piece sets to beautifully dramatic, half-sleeved options, one-pieces and cover-ups, every piece presented here is truly magnificent. What’s more, the collection does feature some of the hottest summer 2017 swimwear trends you’re going to want to wear!
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The Zimmermann spring/summer 2017 collection presentation for New York Fashion Week can easily be summed up as being wearable art. Each piece was constructed in a way that was beautiful to look at, while also looking totally effortless.
The mixing of fabrics by designer Nicky Zimmermann was truly spectacular, as she was able to take three dated fabrics in drab colors and create something modern, well-constructed, and truly captivating. And what makes the collection even better is that the concept is deeply rooted in the designer’s personal past; more specifically, pertaining to her first steps with fashion.
“I grew up in the suburbs of Sydney,” said Zimmermann in an interview with Vogue. “About 45 minutes out of the city – you were kind of deprived of access to the subculture happening in town. So, every Saturday I’d drive in with my friends and we’d make our own outfits.”
Zimmermann is a designer known for using a plethora of ruffles in her designs, but this is arguably the most successful use of that detailing yet. With an initial point so close and personal to the designer, it really comes as no surprise that this was the collection to really take viewers’ breath away.
For any designer, the first memories or similarly important moments can be a powerful source of inspiration, especially when it is applied at the right time and by using the right tools and outlets. In Zimmermann’s case, these trips into the city translated into a fashionable mish-mash of prints.
As far as the silhouettes were concerned, there was an essence of the romantic Victorian era, maturing the looks; yet the different ways each piece was deconstructed made them youthful as well. Going along with that, Zimmermann herself described the vibe of the collection as being “kind of a sexy pirate.”
The fabrics and the Victorian motifs could have gone dated fast, yet the balance made for the perfect ready-to-wear collection. The light fabrics were also perfect for the spring and summer seasons, but the color, prints, and silhouettes could also be easily translated into fall – so not only is this collection stylish, but it’s also versatile and a great investment for your wardrobe.
Zimmermann’s style is right on trend with what we can expect to see on the runway this fashion month. Deconstruction is a great bet already, due to its success in recent seasons, and we have already seen so many great off-the-shoulder looks in other collections, which will likely show up in many of the other runway shows over the course of fashion month. She took these trends to add in, while tying it all back to that historic moment in her life.
The designer summed up the collection perfectly in her interview. “It’s about the fun we were having.”
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Australian brand Zimmermann is celebrating its “Ten Years of Good Times” at Net-a-Porter, along with its 25th birthday, launching an exclusive capsule collection now available at the luxury retailer with prices starting from $275. Zimmermann’s capsule collection for Net-a-Porter is absolutely holiday-ready, featuring 11 pieces you can fill your summer wardrobe with!
Launched onsite back in 2006, the partnership of Zimmermann x Net-a-Porter is a strong and profitable one, with Net-a-Porter’s customers always interested in the Australian label’s new offerings and signature swimwear pieces. All of Zimmermann’s staples exude cheerful and jocose vibes, often translating to beach-ready and summer parties-approved proposals.
Zimmermann’s summer 2016 capsule collection for Net-a-Porter is no less so, with each piece inspired by these past 10 years of fashion statements sold at Net-a-Porter.
“We were inspired by the idea of ten years of amazing travel, ten years of great parties and ten years of long summers. It was nice to go back through some past collections and find those little details in an embroidery, or the cut of a swimsuit or a silhouette that still felt right for now.” commented Zimmermann’s creative director and designer Nicky Zimmermann.
Overwhelmed with sun-soaked colors and gentle boho-chic embroideries, this ‘Ten Years of Good Times’ collection focuses on flared, relaxed lines and lace appliqués, the patterns of which display either sheer, sensual motifs or floral, Seventies-inspired embroideries.
The line-up features three swimwear pieces, namely a one-piece and two bikini sets, and eight cover-ups/frocks, which all follow a common boho-chic fil rouge, yet greatly varying in shapes, lines and cuts from one another. As for the common shapes, the garments alternate long zigzagged hems with asymmetrical cuts, completing the looks either with billowy, butterfly sleeves or short, laced ones.
A short kimono wrapped dress will particularly catch your attention, along with a long, bon-ton burgundy frock that is perfect to show off at any elegant summer event (reinvented from a frock designed for a resort collection a few years ago). Although mostly solid-colored, the collection features a retro printed dress as well, the patterns of which recall those of the low-waisted bikini.
The swimwear pieces greatly vary in style too: while the one-piece staple is spiced up with sheer inserts, the bikinis are either low- or high-waisted, either with a bandeau or a balconette top. While the first one is surely the more captivating and fresh, the latter will just be perfect for anyone who is looking for a Fifties-inspired bikini.
Although comprised of only 11 pieces, the collection is extremely diverse for a good reason, and is here to let us express ourselves to the fullest, in the best and most fashionable way.
Photo courtesy of Net-a-Porter
The Aussie sisters are back with their signature designs for their Zimmermann resort 2017 collection, which is even more feminine than ever. This collection also showcases another side of the designer duo, which could be described as a more conceptual and unconventional fashion. The duo, whose aesthetics is always refined and greatly influenced by women’s approach to fashion in general, unveiled a few deconstructed, origami-cut pieces as well, which gave the entire line-up a certain most haute couture-eque touch.
Nicky & Simone Zimmermann, who recently had Beyoncé’s “approval” (she wore one of their proposals in her Formation video), are currently having a blast in the fashion industry, and their heavily pleated, ethereal and ladylike designs are getting more coveted every day.
Ethereal and lightweight are most of the designs you see in Zimmermann’s resort 2017 collection, which got skillfully decorated with a soft color palette of pastel blues, pinks and sun-faded earth tones. Black and white hues make their appearance too, although looking somehow less vibrant than usual due to the line-up’s overall delicate palette.
Fifties are the main source of inspiration, when it comes to the silhouettes and basic cuts exercised in this collection. “We looked at beautiful pictures of women in the Fifties at gorgeous resorts,” Nicky Zimmermann told WWD. “I loved how polished and elegant they were on holiday.”
The Zimmermann resort 2017 season is thus filled with both swimwear-like proposals and flirty cocktail dresses, which could make anyone stand out of the crowd at any in/formal event. Although layered frills and structured pleats dominate the collection, Zimmermann’s botanical patterns and delicate polka dots captivatingly inject a more playful vibe into the line-up, which is intertwined with a more haute couture-esque attitude when it comes to the more conceptual pieces.
Origami shirts, wide belts cinched at the waists and kimono sleeves not only overwhelm the collection with a strong sense of fashion, but are also easy to wear and combined with other pieces, letting us have fun with a fully unconventional haute couture style, or with a more high/low one. As for the latter, the sisters created high-waist shorts with circular lace embroideries that are nothing but cute and sophisticated.
In terms of more conceptual outfits, they treated us to oversized t-shirt dresses with side slits, billowy miniskirts and a revisited version of capri pants. High-neck shirts and jumpsuits succeeded in the sisters’ goal of creating something that could be both unique and familiar, reaffirming their astounding care for proportions and materials.
Lace, crochet and sheer embroideries complete most of the looks, adding a sort of naïve sensuality that reminds us of the Fifties, indeed.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Each one of Zimmermann’s lookbooks is undeniably a pleasure to watch, overwhelming us with bittersweet emotions and nostalgic feelings. Now that summer is finally so close, browsing through Zimmermann’s summer 2016 swimwear lookbook could draw us to an even more melancholic impatience. Australian swimwear label Zimmermann has, in fact, just released its lookbook for the newest summer 2016 swimsuits (available for purchase on zimmermannwear.com), which this time features a very special guest star: Lily Donaldson.
Lensed by Darren McDonald, and with the help of stylist Peter Simon Phillips, MUA Noni Smith, and hair stylist Darren Borthwick, the British model and Victoria’s Secret Angel poses surrounded by the wilderness of Seal Rocks in New South Wales, Australia, sporting a stunning au naturel look that just proves how naturally beautiful she is. Alternating house interiors with palms and watery backgrounds, Lily showcases all the astounding offerings Zimmermann has in store for us, from skimpy bikinis to billowy embroidery dresses. The collection, which is available both online and at bricks-and-mortar stores, not only features all of Zimmermann’s signature looks, such as vintage printed swimsuits, but also explores the peasant and dreamy-dress territories, serving us its very own (and Australian!) point of view on this year’s most remarkable swimwear trends.
It is, in fact, not by chance that sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, who own the brand, chose Seal Rocks as the location of the shoot, as the creative duo wanted to spread cool relaxed Australian vibes throughout the entire lookbook and the pieces. “We wanted something really laid back, relaxed and very Australian. Seal Rocks is such a beautiful spot,” declared Nicky to Vogue Australia, also talking about Donaldson and saying that they “love Lily. We wanted someone natural and feminine with a slight bohemian feel and she’s just such a cool girl. It all felt right.”
Feminine and bohemian are the Zimmermann summer 2016 swimwear proposals for sure, as they vary from sensually discrete total-black bikinis to geometrically printed and boho-chic one-pieces, which got delicately embellished either with lace-up details or pleated appliqués. Pleats make one of the main recurring motifs in this latest line-up, with frills (a)symmetrically wrapping the figures and harmoniously enhancing the curves.
Another main theme is the use of botanical patterns, which got either translated to minuscule flowers, or big and vintage-looking orchids and tulips. Paisley motifs often complete such prints, adding deeper bohemian vibes to the entire collection.
Belle Époque-inspired dresses with wrapped lines and zig-zag asymmetrical hems will be just all you have ever wished to own either as a cover-up or a casual-chic evening dress, to wear either with flats or with high sandals. The collection’s pastels and sensual colors, then, will easily enhance every skin tone, making it shine in the summery sun.
Lastly, now that even Beyoncé wore a Zimmermann swimsuit in one of her videos, we can expect the brand grows even bigger, and hopefully will be available in Europe and Asia too. “ […]there are a lot of exciting projects we are working on in the US too and then we will to move into Europe. We have been looking for a store in London for a while and hope to open a flagship store there fairly soon.”
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“I wanted to create a fall collection that is uplifting and optimistic. Reflective surfaces, fabrications that shine and an abundance of print capture the essence of our season,” mentions Nicky Zimmermann. We have to say that the goal has been reached, while the Zimmermann fall/winter 2016-2017 collection as a whole was quite a bit to take in as it was revealed. The Australian brand has always been known for its frills, ornamentation and special detailing, but Nicky Zimmermann along with partner Simone, brought in India and some pretty awesome prints.
Mirror bits were worked into the textiles themselves, softening the glaring ethnic pieces, bringing in a sense of optimism and loosening things up as they moved away from the harder lines of the spring line. Yet, it still appears as if there is too much happening. For those, who much prefer the monotonous looks that define ready-to-wear pieces, Zimmermann was far off the mark. And yet, we rather liked the craziness, almost happy it is a ready-to-wear and not haute couture actually. The looks are fun and chic, with a modern take on classic favorites and a whole lot of floral prints.
With thirty-six pieces to the collection, the Zimmermann fall 2016 presentation on the New York Fashion Week runway blew fans away with its intricate detailing and strong use of color. There is even a piece there that almost reminds us of a Princess Leia costume, some sort of shimmering bronze dress with brown accents and golden appeals. Though we should hope that the woman wearing it has a better-formed chest if she is going to go braless.
The very Indian aspects are counteracted with fine details from other ethnic backgrounds, creating calla lily sleeves, wallpaper flowers, disco leggings, large caftans, pantsuits and a whole lot more. While the designers have mentioned that there was no inspiration from nightclubs, something we can believe, we do think that some form of dance parties were behind the creation of these looks.
While many cannot seem to find the appeal in the different getups, we find ourselves rather enjoying a few, such as the black shearling lined suede jacket over the mirror glittering dress with matching handbags, as well as the shimmering sating blue silver dress with the plunging neckline and bell sleeves, legs clad in a lovely pair of tights and shoes in a laced up white and modern taste.
While we are privy to outfits that might not be worn on a daily basis, we cannot help but disagree with a few reviews that have decided Zimmermann’s fall sampling is just not up to par. On the contrary, the imagination and general designs has us thinking they would be perfect on sets, designing for the artists acting out a show or film. After all, one does not need to follow the crowds in order to gain praise. In the fashion industry, those who take the risks are the ones we generally find most appealing, something Zimmermann is certainly taking to of late.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
There’s always room for more swimsuits and Zimmermann knows that well, launching its new Resort 2016 swimwear campaign that will make anyone feel instantly nostalgic about those long and warm summer days. Available globally in selected stores and online on Zimmermann.com, the new collection really has us craving vacation! Lensed by Beau Grealy, the campaign features stunning Constance Jablonski wearing not only swimsuits, but also cover-ups, tops and sunhats with boho-chic prints and modern cuts.
The shooting took place in the Greek Islands with the rocky landscapes perfectly recalling some of the ruffled and embroidered swimsuit appliqués. The Australian brand plays a lot with earthy colors, such as beige, ochre and taupe, furthermore creating color-blocking contrasts thanks to some Seventies-inspired rusty red tunics. Such colors make also possible for each one of the pieces to be easily combined with any denim item or leather sandals, as they are neither too bright, nor too dull. Throughout the entire line-up, Zimmermann’s Seventies vibes also evoke those decade’s pool parties, wherein one-pieces and T-Bar dresses were (in hindsight) the coolest thing ever.
The wearable and versatile Zimmermann swimwear Resort 2016 collection also features some lust-worthy vibes, wherein all those boho-chic patterns and motifs surely play a big role. The intricate application of prints adorns the key pieces, such as the delicate flared top, as well as many sheer midi and maxi dresses in vintage botanical motifs, the patterns of which have been used to adorn some of the most sporty-chic bikinis and cotton voile minis, too.
Although we can’t say we are surprised (Zimmermann is in fact mainly renowned for its traditional voluminous tops, oversized dresses and Seventies-inspired pieces), the Resort line-up is probably more versatile than ever and seems to aim at reinforcing the label’s signature styles. Known for blending technical expertise (they are Australian, after all), with a tres chic feminine allure and a guaranteed sense of ease, Zimmermann gives us something familiar while at the same time delivering something absolutely new.
That’s probably the reason why the label put great emphasis on designing swimsuits that would look more like ready-to-wear items rather than mere swimwear pieces, meaning that you would die to wear one of those one-pieces as bodices or tops. Bikinis also seem to have been created for the busy everyday life trying to optimize space and time but never giving up on quality.
Both one-pieces (which undeniably take centre stage in terms of creativity and uniqueness) and bikinis feature dreamlike vintage prints, such as geometric and hand-drawn leaf patterns, and have been adorned with print mesh overlays, as well as quilted paneling and layered ruffles, which often create good contrasts with the clear cuts and contemporary lines.
And now, after looking at those sunny photos, we just have one question in mind: how many days are left until summer?
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