Zimmermann Spring 2013
Designer: Zimmermann by designer Nicky Zimmermann
Need to know: The Aussie label is known best for its popular bikinis, but ask any model from down under what that cute dress she’s wearing is, and chances are it’s Zimmermann. At a preview of the latest collection, designer Nicky Zimmermann (she started the line with her sister Simone in 1991) explained that Spring’s theme was “In Concert.” In keeping with that, the clothes had a raw, feminine energy to them—and definite rock star appeal. Mirror-finish holographic pieces and a Lurex gold tie-neck blouse paired with a matching flared skirt subtly channeled David Bowie (coincidentally, Ziggy Stardust was Zimmermann’s first concert and her daughter Bo’s nickname is Bowie). Meanwhile, you could imagine of-the-moment lookbook model Josephine Le Tutour performing next to Florence Welch, for example, in the strapless aubergine jumpsuit with built-in corset details (a carryover from the brand’s swimwear), shaggy knitted fur sweaters, and fringy crocheted skirts here.
She says: “Spring is all about harnessing the attitude of the people who can get up onstage and make the entire crowd feel like they can do anything,” Zimmermann told Style.com. “Ultimately, it’s what the girl brings to a lace dress that makes the look.”
Where to find it: Net-a-Porter.com, Barneys, and Neiman Marcus, among others. Zimmermann has recently been ramping up its presence in the U.S. and opened a standalone boutique on Mercer Street in April, as well as one in L.A. last year.