Zimmermann Fall 2022: Nouveau nobility rules
Nicky Zimmerman keeps on raising her game. What was once an easy to understand and eye-popping swimwear brand is now a fully-fledged fashion house. Nowhere more so than in its latest collection, revealed online over the weekend.
Modernist nobility throughout the collection, from the kaleidoscope floral bell-sleeve gowns or matching pants and shirts in zodiac prints to patchwork floral gowns with Empire waists or cosmic zip-front sweaters.
The cast finished strolling through an empty art gallery with studded malachite headbands or elaborate stone chokers, all marching on velvet platform sandals or crescent satin loafers.
Frequently cut with an imperial silhouette of peaked shoulders, long collars and puckered sleeves, in a great fashion statement, based around the astrological sketches of Anita Inverarity.
“There’s always been something so fun and intriguing to me about pop astrology and the idea that our personalities are influenced by our birth signs. We worked with artist Anita Inverarity on 12 key prints that represent each sign of the zodiac and have incorporated these across a variety of looks across the collection. We wanted it all to feel really eclectic with a sense of fun. We picked up the symbols and icons of the zodiac in our detailing and finishes and there’s a conscious clash of fabric textures in each look. It’s a collection that’s high on finer details. Maybe that’s a bit of the Virgo in me coming through!” said creative director Nicky Zimmermann of a collection she christened Stargazer.
For more casual moments, wide leg macadamia pants and boyfriend’s cranberry check blazers or metallic knit halter neck tops. Though the heart of the matter was the big statement flouncy midi dresses in great cosmic mixes of multi-spliced florals and celestial orbs. Not infrequently, these were demanding looks, requiring a certain stylistic chutzpah to carry off. But if you have the grace and the gall, and most Zimmerman gals do, then you are going to love this collection.
Presented in a lookbook and sleek video in video under the direction of Michelle Jank, leading us to recall that on our first visit to Sydney Fashion Week two decades ago, Jank staged the best single show under her own label. Good to see her back, if perhaps she never went away.
Climaxed with a couple of sensational puff shouldered zodiac charm dresses in either emerald tulle or champagne lace this was a really first-rate fashion display.
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